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April 3, 1996

On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays

Author Affiliations

Lovelace Health System Albuquerque, NM

 

edited by Richard Reynolds and John Stone, 446 pp, $30, ISBN 0-684-80255-4, New York, NY, Simon & Schuster, 1995.

JAMA. 1996;275(13):1031-1032. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03530370069036

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Abstract

This revised and expanded edition of On Doctoring is a delightful collection of stories, poems, and essays about the practice of medicine. In this age of increasingly rapid change in the business of American medicine, this anthology of some of the best writings about daily practice is truly refreshing.

The new edition adds insights from a score of writers to enliven an already remarkable array of medical writings. The authors span a diversity of cultural backgrounds and several generations of medical practice. They hold in common the ideals of a helping profession and its service to humanity. They explore the intricacies of the doctor-patient relationship and the art of healing that welds science to humanity.

As practitioners, we are often so busy that we don't take the time to reflect upon our profession and the effect we have on our patients and others around us, much less upon how this

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