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June 18, 2004

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Two U.S. Navy doctors have written a bilingual textbook that looks at the difference between Japanese and American approaches to the healing arts, "everything about the ritual of medicine in the United States versus the ritual of medicine in Japan," said Andrew Schiemel, a pediatrician. The Language and Philosophy of Western Medicine describes Western approaches to medicine, and was written specifically for Japanese medical students or those who want to study abroad or attend international conferences. "We're teaching something that is relatively new in Japan," said co-author Paul Hladon, an emergency room doctor. "Our book is targeting a specific audience: people who are curious about the West or have spent time in the West." The book has sold about 800 copies since it was published two months ago. (Stars & Stripes)
Yokosuka experience turns doctors into authors

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