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January 16, 1937

Physician, Pastor and Patient: Problems in Pastoral Medicine

JAMA. 1937;108(3):231-232. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780030069031

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Abstract

This is the third book which the author has written to present to the public the relation that medicine bears to other professions and to suggest their mutual cooperation. He has an extremely broad conception of the influence of preventive medicine on daily living and cultural development. The antagonism between medicine and religion, which has been emphasized for centuries, now in some places has given way to actual cooperation between the two in the interests of better physical, mental and moral health. Dr. Jacoby has a delightfully clear, conversational style in writing about numerous problems that impressed him during a long career as a neurologist and psychiatrist. He shows a broad cultural background and a sympathetic understanding even of some problems that are only indirectly related to the practice of medicine. In the front chapters he shows that medicine was born in the intricate culture of Old Egypt, whence the

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