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Teaching of Chronic Illness and Aging.

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Volume 2.. Edited by Clark Duncan W., Williams T. Franklin. . 132 pages. Washington, D.C.: , U.S. Government Printing Office; , 1976.. Distributed by National Institutes of Health., Bethesda, Maryland: . Price, $5.85.

Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(4):548-549. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-85-4-548_2
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From a conference sponsored by the John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences has come this readable and highly informative monograph. In his introductory statement, Dr. T. Franklin Williams sets the stage by pointing out that teaching chronic illness can only be done well where service is done well, not necessarily in a medical center. But more important, he issues that challenge we all must heed: it is education rather than regulation that will improve patient care.

Each chapter is followed by active discussion. Dr. Last tells how teaching is done in Ottawa and evokes


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