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A philosopher guiding ethical decisions in a medical school, an historian contributing to a local neighborhood reconstruction, and a writer encouraging engineering students to think of their plans as texts are examples of what this report characterizes as "applied humanities." How, this readable survey asks, ought traditional disciplines in the humanities be brought to bear on modern social life? In what ways is this already happening? This slim book, the result of a 2-year conference, should interest professionals in medicine and related fields, for much of the recent innovation and struggle in the humanities has been shaped by questions of
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On the Uses of the Humanities: Vision and Application.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:875-876. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-6-875_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(6):875-876.
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