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In the days of 20-pound texts, with incomplete coverage of a single organ system, and a 3-year shelf-life, you ordinarily would not expect to find much of value in a 200-odd-page book entitled The Healing Arts. What a pleasant surprise to discover a major contribution to the understanding of the art of medicine, including its relative absence in medical education today. The text reads like a novel, and the "story" portrays a healing physician at work. Through his eyes, one sees and understands the world of the sick, the true doctor-patient connection, and a ubiquitous discomfort with death.
The Healer's Art.. Ann Intern Med. ;87:129. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-1-129_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(1):129.
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