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Medical Humanism: Aphorisms From the Bedside Teachings and Writings of Howard M. Spiro, M.D.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2009 - Winter


edited by Robert E. Kravetz, M.D., FW ’65 (The Program for the Humanities in Medicine) This volume gathers many observations, lessons, admonitions, criticisms, witticisms and comments from Spiro’s books, essays and papers for the reader’s enjoyment and contemplation. Spiro, who served on the School of Medicine’s faculty from 1955 until his retirement in 2000, speaks as an experienced clinician and humanist with a broad and visionary outlook on medicine.