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Books, Journals, New Media
December 10, 2003

Spirituality and MedicineSpirituality and Medicine

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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;290(22):3008. doi:10.1001/jama.290.22.3008-a

In recent years there has been a remarkable upsurge of enthusiasm for scientifically studying the empirical relationship between spirituality and health. This project has suffered from a lack of conscientious scrutiny, perhaps because an adequate book-length treatment would require both theological literacy and clinical understanding. Heal Thyself, written by Joel Shuman (a theologian with training in physical therapy) and Keith Meador (a psychiatrist with training in theology), is a welcome contribution that aims to fill that void.

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