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Learning medicine by writing letters

Matko Marušić Croatia   It was Tony, a learned doctor from the USA, who gave me the idea of having students write letters to their patients. He mentioned he had first heard about this some sixty years ago at Yale. At first he did not take seriously my immediate elation and determination to introduce it […]

Our attitudes towards disease, a Ciceronian legacy

Andrés D. Pelavski Barcelona, Spain   Bust of Cicero, 1st century Capitoline Museums, Rome Personal letters provide a window into the beliefs, perceptions, and patterns of interpersonal interaction within a society at a given period. Considering that health issues are part of humans’ daily concerns, epistles are a great testimony to the manner in which […]