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Books, Journals, New Media
June 11, 2003

Clinical PracticeClinical Practice

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.

JAMA. 2003;289(22):3014. doi:10.1001/jama.289.22.3014-a

This book is a gem! The editors write in the preface, "Fundamentals of Clinical Practice, Second Edition, is an introductory textbook focusing on the patient, the physician, and society from a biopsychosocial perspective." Much more than an introductory textbook, it is a compendium and a road map for clinicians who fall victim to a medical education system that, as the gifted writer Robert Lowes has observed, "has taught doctors to view patients as disease puzzles to solve rather than as people to listen to."1(p46) The editors continue,

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