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Shades of either the Stockholm Syndrome or status striving. Over the past 30 years one need only look at almost any medical school and consider its view of the import of social sciences to health and medicine. The research efforts which took off more than 70 years ago attempted to broaden medical education and training to look not only at "bio-medicine", but to advance a more expansive view of medicine's charge to include "health", broadly written. Today, that body of research on the medical profession, medical ethics, patient-physician interactions and clinical dynamics, and far more have largely been relegated to the dustbin of history; as one med school provost - a bench researcher, himself - argued: "there is a place for social sciences in medical schools and training, but I just don't know what that would be". Shorter, whose own historical research has been valuable, seems to have "joined the club". Gordon Lurie Independent researcher -- H-SCI-MED-TECH The H-Net list for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology Email address for postings: firstname.lastname@example.org Homepage: http://www.h-net.org/~smt/ To unsubscribe or change your subscription options, please use the Web Interface: http://www.h-net.org/lists/manage.cgi --