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Book and Media Reviews
June 3, 2009

The Soul of Medicine: Tales from the Bedside

JAMA. 2009;301(21):2278. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.795

All physicians are collectors of stories. Sometimes a physician shares these stories with others. More often, these tales of unforgettable patients are stored silently in the physician's already crammed memory. Years, even decades, later, these impressive patient encounters possess the power to provoke a laugh, a tear, a chill, or a sigh. The Soul of Medicine: Tales from the Bedside acknowledges the value and durability of the stories that physicians accumulate in the daily practice of medicine.