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Books, Journals, New Media
October 9, 2002


Author Affiliations

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.

JAMA. 2002;288(14):1783-1784. doi:10.1001/jama.288.14.1783

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?