Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Charon's1
description of narrative medicine sounds like the experience that was built
into the practice of those of us who had the privilege of solo practice in
small towns where we came to know multiple members of successive generations
of the same families. It is missing from the experience of too many specialists
who treat diseases and not patients.
Henderson CB. Patients' Stories as Narrative. JAMA. 2002;287(4):447-448. doi:10.1001/jama.287.4.447