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September 22, 1975

Medical Behavioral Science

Author Affiliations

University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington

JAMA. 1975;233(12):1317-1318. doi:10.1001/jama.1975.03260120079035

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This timely volume will serve as an introductory resource book for medical students who must acquaint themselves with the psychosocial influences that mold the lives of their patients and contribute to the changing climate of American medical practice.

The editor has three explicit purposes: (1) to define the scope and structure of medical behavior science, (2) to present readers with carefully selected original articles, and (3) to provide a single reference work of sufficient quality to assure adequate student preparation for National Board (part I) questions.

This anthology, similar in format to the editor's Theories of Psychopathology, consists of 54 articles organized into 18 different sections. Dr. Millon leads the reader through four major divisions: the organism (Biobehavioral), the person (Psychobehavioral), relationships (Interbehavioral), and cultural aspects (Sociobehavioral). Each major topic and the various subsections are introduced with a brief summary overview and the articles and authors are appropriately placed in