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Medicine and literature: passion, compassion, confusion and other emotions in stories of sickness and healers

John Last Ottawa, Canada   Text based on a talk in a Symposium on “The role of the medical humanities in education and healing”, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, May 19, 1999. A complete physician needs insight transcending the knowledge, skills and attitudes that professional training provides. How can this be achieved? Personal experience of illness […]