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Literature and Medicine. Toward a New Discipline.

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Edited by Rabuzzi Kathryn Allen. . State University of New York Press., Albany: . Annual publication. Subscription, $12.95 per year. Available from Literature and Medicine. , State University of New York Press., State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246: .

Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(1):122. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-98-1-122_2
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The first volume of this journal, devoted to relations between literature and medicine, lacks editorial focus. Too many topics are treated too briefly: Nineteen articles and a set of photographs are crammed into the space of 111 6″ x 9″ pages. Articles range from a consideration of irony in psychotherapy to the poor health of George Eliot to brief appraisals of literature and medicine as a new discipline; some appraisals are so brief (less than one page) that their ideas are merely stated, rather than developed. Volumes two and three will address the healer as portrayed in literature and the


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