“It Feels Good to Be Measured”: Clinical Role-Play, Walker Percy, and the Tingles

  title={“It Feels Good to Be Measured”: Clinical Role-Play, Walker Percy, and the Tingles},
  author={N. Ahuja},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  pages={442 - 451}
  • N. Ahuja
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
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