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'People are social animals,' said Harvard researcher Nicholas Christakis, who believes doctors will better understand their patients when they view them as social beings. "People are social animals," said Harvard researcher Nicholas Christakis, who believes doctors will better understand their patients when they view them as social beings. (PAT GREENHOUSE/GLOBE STAFF)
By Billy Baker
Globe Correspondent / November 12, 2007

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