Letters

Walking a fine line

Walking a fine line

Every so often someone will offer an idea for an article or a comment about a piece they read in “the journal,” meaning Yale Medicine. Along with my thanks, I usually note that Yale Medicine is more journalism than journal, a magazine rather than a medical tome. This is an important distinction in academia, where the peer-reviewed scrutiny and serious aims of scientific publishing reflect one set...

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Communication still doesn't come easy

Communication still doesn't come easy

I read with interest your article entitled “A Dramatic Turn” [Spring 2001] regarding the physician-patient relationship. I suspect my experience during my tenure at Yale in the early 1980s was fairly typical. I certainly received the message that truly caring about the patient as an individual was very important, but I did not receive any training regarding how to make that “caring” experience happen on any...

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Taking the pulse of health interactions

Taking the pulse of health interactions

In the Spring 2001 issue, the article “A Dramatic Turn” provided a thought-provoking look at the physician-patient...

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Thank you for an outstanding magazine

Thank you for an outstanding magazine

May I take this opportunity to commend you on the excellent quality and caliber of Yale Medicine. It is outstanding,...

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What the story said about needle exchange

What the story said about needle exchange

I was very much impressed by “What the Needles Said” [Summer 2001]. This very positive and accurate reporting of the...

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Second opinion

Second opinion

A "second opinion" from cartoonist Sidney Harris.

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