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The Word as Scalpel: A History of Medical Sociology

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"A doctor can damage a patient as much with a misplaced word as with a slip of the scalpel." In this statement, from Lawrence J. Henderson, a famous physician whose name is part of the basic science of medicine, epitomizes the central theme of The Word as Scalpel . If words, the main substance of human relations, are so potent for harm, how equally powerful they can be to help if used with disciplined knowledge and understanding. Nowhere does this simple truth apply more certainly than in the behavior of a physician. ...

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The Word as Scalpel: A History of Medical Sociology
2002, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195149296

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The Word as Scalpel: A History of Medical Sociology
2002, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195072327

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