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Book and Media Reviews
November 21, 2012

Philosophy of Medicine

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.

Author Affiliation: Department of Medicine (emeritus), Georgetown University, Washington, DC (jcviola@aol.com).

JAMA. 2012;308(19):2038-2039. doi:10.1001/jama.308.19.2038-b

Philosophy of Medicine is the 16th volume in Elsevier's Philosophy of Science series. Editor Fred Gifford and series editors Dov M. Gabbay, Paul Thagard, and John Woods have done a magnificent job of recruiting outstanding scientifically informed philosophers and occasionally philosophically informed scientists, each interested in the philosophical aspects of a particular area of medicine, to write for this new contribution to the series. Of the 19 contributors to this volume, 12 are scientifically minded philosophers and 7 are philosophically minded scientists; some hold to the analytical school of philosophy. Three of the contributors have MD degrees; of these, 2 are practicing physicians.

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