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Death, sex, and gardening

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 13 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:924
  1. Christopher Martyn (
  1. BMJ

    It's well known that what the person on the Clapham omnibus believes about health, death, and disease often conflicts with the professional understanding of these matters. But it's a bit odd that patients are much more aware of the nature of the health professionals' biomedical explanatory model than most doctors are of lay accounts of illness, diagnosis, and treatment. Doctors tend to regard medical sociology …

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