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Alexandra Dundas Todd has written a book on the cultural conflict between doctors and their women patients. Data were collected in two settings, a private gynecologist's office and a birth control clinic. The author intended the book to be read by "people who may or may not be patients as well as by policy makers and sociologists." She is, however, pessimistic that doctors will read it and suspects that those who do will mainly find the criticism exaggerated. This reviewer agrees wholeheartedly with the book's premise that it is essential for doctors to contextualize their patients' medical problems in a
Intimate Adversaries: Cultural Conflict Between Doctors and Women Patients. Ann Intern Med. 1989;111:955. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-11-955_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(11):955.
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