Amrapali Maitra

Amrapali Maitra is a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, and a medical anthropologist. She writes about care, culture, and the human experience of medicine. Her essays have appeared in McSweeney’s, Catapult, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. She is on Twitter @amrapalimaitra.
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Pandemic Files

The First Nerve

What one's sense of smell takes with it when it goes
Amrapali Maitra
July 21, 2020