KATHRYN MONTGOMERY HUNTER, Ph.D.
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To the editor: Dr. Warren's article, "The Humanities in Medical Education" (1), is valuable for its refutation of misleading beliefs about the relation between undergraduate study of the humanities and medical education. However, there is no logical connection between the misuse of undergraduate education and his conclusion that the humanities have only an extracurricular place in medical education.
Traditionally, the humanities have been concerned with the sense that we, as human beings, have made of life in our literature, philosophy, history, art, and language. Those of us educated in the humanities who teach in medical schools and those physicians with
HUNTER KM. Medical Education and the Humanities. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:724. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-5-724_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(5):724.
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