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Book and Media Reviews
April 19, 2006

Social Medicine

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Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2006;295(15):1840-1845. doi:10.1001/jama.295.15.1842-b

The mission of this collection, write the editors, is “to inform the work and thought of researchers, teachers, and practitioners on the social conditions and characteristics of patients, causes of illness, and barriers to effective care, and the responsibilities of the medical profession and other medical institutions.” These are the standard issues in the teaching of public health, behavioral science, and medical ethics to undergraduate medical students and to residents and fellows in community medicine and public health. For these audiences, The Social Medicine Reader is a carefully designed and tested textbook.

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