Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor; adviser
for new media, Robert Hogan, MD, San Diego.
Imagine that you are asked to assemble a collection of short stories,
essays, and poems that explore, illuminate, and even define the relationship
between doctors and patients. Which ones would you choose? Picture a publisher
requesting your opinion as to which works of literature provide a map that
can guide medical students along the path to becoming virtuous physicians.
What authors, voices, and perspectives might you include? Equally important,
who and what could you afford to leave out?
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