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Please Don't Break My Other Leg! A Guide to Empathising with Patients

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 11 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:109
  1. Abi Berger (
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    Valerie Mirvis

    University Press of America, $33/£21.95/€37.66, pp 230

    ISBN 0 7618 2119 8

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    I'd like to report that I read this book from cover to cover and absorbed every bit of good advice that exudes from its pages. But I didn't. It was partly because there's so much to take in (and a lot of it makes painful reading for us professionals), but partly because frankly I found much of its anecdotal style rather too “holier than thou” to digest with …

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