Putting clinical pharmacology in context: the use of popular movies.

@article{Farr2004PuttingCP,
  title={Putting clinical pharmacology in context: the use of popular movies.},
  author={Mag{\'i} Farr{\'e} and F{\'e}lix Bosch and Pere Nolasc Roset and Josep-E. Ba{\~n}os},
  journal={Journal of clinical pharmacology},
  year={2004},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={
          30-6
        }
}
The usefulness of movies to illustrate the psychological and sociological conflicts of medical practice is widely recognized. However, the use of popular movies to teach less oriented medical sciences, such as pharmacology is not so common. In the present review, we report the use of three films (Awakenings, Lorenzo's Oil, and Miss Evers' Boys) as a teaching tool to allow students to better understand some conflicts which appear in the domain of clinical pharmacology. These movies may help to… CONTINUE READING
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