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Narrative medicine honoring the stories of illness by Rita Charon

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


  • Narrative medicine,
  • Narration (Rhetoric),
  • Narration,
  • Professional-Patient Relations,
  • Communication,
  • Medicine

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRita Charon.
LC ClassificationsRC48 .C42 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3427598M
ISBN 100195166752
ISBN 109780195166750
LC Control Number2005051810

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