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The Woman in the Mirror: Humanities in Medicine

Huyler, Frank MD, MPH

Academic Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182959e16

While the role of the sciences in medicine and medical training is unquestioned and should remain so, the traditional resistance of medical culture to the humanities and humanistic argument does not serve the medical profession well, nor does it do justice either to the challenges or rewards of clinical practice.

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Dr. Huyler is associate professor, Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Correspondence should be addressed to Dr. Huyler, Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, 700 Camino de Salud NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131; telephone: (505) 920-8288; e-mail:

Editor’s Note: Some details have been changed to protect patient confidentiality.

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