The medical humanities: literature and medicine

Oluwafemi Oyebode

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The medical humanities attempt to emphasise the subjective experience of patients within the objective and scientific world of medicine. This article argues that the goal of medical humanities can be furthered by literature. Autobiographical accounts are used to illustrate the various ways in which literature can influence and enrich medical practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-244
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


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