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As our society diversifies, cross-cultural issues in medicine gain importance. This review tutors physicians to recognize and modify transcultural conflict. The contents derive from Dr. Qureshi's 25 years of personal experience and target the British general practitioner. Thus, the ethnic minorities discussed represent primarily Commonwealth countries, especially the Indian subcontinent and, to a lesser degree, include China, the West Indies, Ireland, and Europe. Notably absent from mention are latinos, who constitute 8% of the U.S. population. Southeast Asians, likewise, escape emphasis. Although these omissions detract from the text's relevance to many American practitioners, generalizable principles redeem it. Qureshi exposes unique
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Transcultural Medicine: Dealing with Patients from Different Cultures. Ann Intern Med. 1990;112:635-636. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-8-635_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(8):635-636.
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