A Study of Story Telling Humour and Learning in Medicine
A lecture by the former Chief Medical Officer (Department of Health, and Department of Education), currently the Vice-Chancellor and Warden of the University of Durham, with a foreword by Sir Peter Ustinov.
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The Purpose of Stories
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