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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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Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998American Medical Association


edited by Derek Doyle, Geoffrey W. C. Hanks, and Neil MacDonald, 2nd ed, 1283 pp, with illus, $125, ISBN 0-19-262566-7, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 1998.

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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