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Department of Community Medicine, Monash University.
When the author completed medical school in 1981, the importance of psychoneuroimmunology, treating patients as a 'whole person', and experiencing meditation as a form of stress management, were not covered in the medical curriculum as they are now. This article gives a brief overview of these topics and presents several case histories and studies to illustrate the benefits of a holistic approach.