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The human need to categorize is nowhere more evident than from the precarious perch of the book reviewer. The reviewer has perhaps a minute or two of a browser's time to comment on material that may have taken years (sometimes decades) to write. Talking Medicine (here comes a category) is an "oral history," a literary genre abetted by the tape-recorder and aimed at ensuring that at least part of the Present, told in its own speech patterns, will be available to the Future.
The book is a series of life vignettes and spoken commentaries on medicine, beginning with a freshman
Talking Medicine. America's Doctors Tell Their Stories.. Ann Intern Med. ;95:126. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-1-126_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(1):126.
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