Journal of Medical Humanities

, 29:137 | Cite as

Bilingualism in the World of Health and Illness

  • Sander L. Gilman


The movement of peoples across linguistic boundaries means the existence of individuals who speak, to a greater or lesser extent, more than one language. How such individuals have in the past and can in the present serve as mediators within the health care system is described and the need for closer attention to such resources stressed.


Bilingualism Hospital History Medical access Ethnic hospitals 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Emory CollegeAtlantaUSA

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