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BACKGROUND Empathy is an important attribute in medicine, influencing both the process and outcome of consultations. However, there are no validated tools available in Japan to gather patient feedback on physicians' empathy. The Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure developed in the UK is widely used internationally. OBJECTIVES To investigate(More)
After a short historical survey on the foundation of the scientific association of Erfurt at 1754 some famous gynaecologists and obstetricians as members of this academy are being described. In this way the development of obstetrics and gynaecology and the relations between historical base, medical specialization and personalities are illustrated, too.