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August 8, 2001

FeudsGreat Feuds in Medicine: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Hal Hellman, 237 pp, $24.95, ISBN 0-471-34757-4, New York, NY, John Wiley & Sons, 2001.

JAMA. 2001;286(6):723-724. doi:10.1001/jama.286.6.723

Basic first aid skills, the skill and knowledge to carry a patient or family through death, and a working knowledge of milestones in the history of medicine are three things I've always wished for members of the profession to possess. Courses in the emergency medical technician mode for medical students are helping achieve the first. The American Medical Association's EPEC Program (Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care) may effect the second. Reading Great Feuds in Medicine can help achieve the third.

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