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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

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

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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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