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Books, Journals, New Media
November 4, 1998

Palliative MedicineOxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 1998;280(17):1541-1542. doi:10.1001/jama.280.17.1541-JBK1104-2-1

The relief of suffering when cure is impossible ("palliation") has always been at the heart of all good medical practice, even before it was called palliative care.—Derek Doyle1

It is hard to refrain from superlatives in reviewing the second edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine— the biggest (1283 pages), weightiest (over 3.5 kg), most comprehensive, best.

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