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April 6, 1994

Empathy and the Practice of Medicine: Beyond Pills and the Scalpel

Author Affiliations

University of Pittsburgh (Pa) Medical Center

 

edited by Howard M. Spiro, Mary G. McCrea Curnen, Enid Peschel, and Deborah St. James, 208 pp, $20, ISBN 0-300-05840-3, New Haven, Conn, Yale University Press, 1993.

JAMA. 1994;271(13):1042-1043. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03510370096044

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Abstract

The versatile gastroenterologist Howard Spiro, MD, three other editors, and 18 authors with impeccable academic credentials engage in one of the most extensive discourses on empathy ever appearing in a single text. Most of the

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