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The team approach has finally caught up with medical history! In an unusual collaborative effort, a medieval historian, John P. Dolan, and a physician, William N. Adams-Smith, have written a new book depicting the history of medicine from prehistory to the present. In their preface, the authors rightfully assert that most traditional accounts of the medical past have hitherto often been little more than catalogues of great doctors and their achievements. In contrast, Dolan and Adams-Smith claim that their book is "an attempt to present the history of medicine within the overall social and cultural context of the past." The
Health and Society.. Ann Intern Med. ;89:433. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-3-433_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(3):433.
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