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In October 1971 the Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, New York, sponsored a conference, "The Patient, Death, and the Family." The twelve essays that make up this book grew out of that conference. Medicine, nursing, philosophy, chaplaincy, and sociology are represented professionally; the book also includes an essay by playwright Robert Anderson, discussing the death of his wife.
It is difficult to maintain critical detachment in reviewing this book. The essays are of such uniformly high quality that the impulse to place this book on the desk of every physician within reach is strong. Of particular value is the fact
The Patient, Death, and the Family.. Ann Intern Med. ;82:290. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-2-290_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(2):290.
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