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During the recent years of medical advance, little research has focused on the art of medicine. These two books describe four elements that define the art of medicine: the integration of the objective and the subjective; the therapeutic use of this relationship; the knowledge of how sick persons behave; and effective communication.
Effective communication is the focus of these books, which are based on tape-recorded office visits of over 800 patients resulting in more than 1000 hours of recordings. Transcriptions of these office visits show how patients talk about their illnesses. As the patients' stories unfold, the interviewing physician demonstrates
Talking with Patients. Volume 1: The Theory of Doctor-Patient Communication. Volume 2: Clinical Technique.. Ann Intern Med. ;103:650. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-4-650_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(4):650.
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