April 24, 1987

A Clinician's Companion: A Study Guide for Effective and Humane Patient Care

Author Affiliations

Springfield, Mo

Springfield, Mo


by Joseph S. Alpert and Stephen M. Wittenberg, 207 pp, with illus, $16, Boston, Little Brown & Co Inc, 1986.

JAMA. 1987;257(16):2224-2225. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03390160110045

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Rarely in the medical literature does one find a book that fulfills its title and effectively reaches the reading audience for whom it is intended in such a succint, readable, learnable fashion as does this book.

The author's intent is to address topics of "practical medical humanism" oriented to the medical student, house officer, or young practitioner to "stimulate increased concern and questioning by physicians about these issues and to