The Healer

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Abstract

What does the consummate healer look like? How can he or she be recognized from among the many technicians who practice the healing arts? Characteristics of the ideal healer are reviewed and categorized into three areas: The physician’s individual characteristics as a person; the nature of the physician–patient relationship; and the physician and how he defines his role in society, particularly one who looks to serve more than an individual patient, but humankind.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family & Community MedicineUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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