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Bert Keizer

Bert Keizer is a physician and philosopher. His bestselling book about life in a nursing home, Dancing With Mr. D. (1994), has been translated into several languages. After writing a novel, Passing Festivities (1998), and an introduction to the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, he published a…

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Dancing with Mr. D.

This is an extraordinary memoir by a doctor working in a nursing home for the terminally ill. The patients, some young, many old, are described with considerable empathy. They are ordinary people who just happen to be very dying. Some face the prospect with apathy, some deny it, some accept it…

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Haunted Tissue

When Bert Keizer was invited to be writer in residence at one of Amsterdam’s university hospitals, he had no hesitation in opting for the neurosurgery department. A philosopher and physician, he has always been fascinated by the question of what happens when one person enters another’s brain…

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