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August 1968

Man, Mind & Medicine: The Doctor's Education.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1968;19(2):250-251. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1968.01740080122024

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Man, Mind & Medicine is introduced in the forward as the author's view of the twoweek Swampscott Study on Behavioral Science in Medicine. That the book is not intended as an unbiased report or précis is further supported by the fly-leaf statement, "The opinions expressed are those of the author." These precautionary admonitions protect the author against the critic who complains that the volume is heavily weighted toward Cope's point of view.

The book is the product of a meeting of prestigious medical educators from all specialties (but weighted by psychiatrists), anthropologists, jurists, architects, psychologists, sociologists, and natural scientists gathered for the purpose of discussing "Humanizing of the Physician's Training." The reviewer is spared the necessity of assessing the results since "The participants, however, reached no consensus, no decisions, and there were no recommendations. Time did not permit."

Those who have been helplessly

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