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Medical practice in urban America almost inevitably has its cross-cultural moments. This impressive book tells us how to make the most of them. Written chiefly by medical anthropologists, its stated primary objective is to improve the quality of health care by facilitating understanding between patients and practitioners. Ten contributors discuss seven major ethnic groups in the United States: urban blacks, Chinese Americans, Haitian Americans, Italian Americans, Mexican Americans, Navajos, and mainland Puerto Ricans.
This is a much needed book: comprehensive, current, and well-organized. Its positive, helpful tone will be welcomed by those weary of strident messages about what is wrong
Ethnicity and Medical Care.. Ann Intern Med. ;95:127. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-1-127_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(1):127.
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