Medicine as interpretation: The uses of literary metaphors and methods

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 12 (3):205-217 (1987)
Theorists at the interface of medicine and the humanities have recently suggested that interpretation as a literary activity can be applied to the practice of clinical medicine. This article reviews such theories and their literary metaphors and methods. In pushing these ideas further, it is proposed that a number of guidelines can be applied to interpretation as a practical activity for clinical medicine. Keywords: interpretation, literature, texts, clinical medicine CiteULike Connotea What's this?
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DOI 10.1093/jmp/12.3.205
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