Family Medicine

Principles and Practice

Editors: Taylor, R.B., Buckingham, J.L., Donatelle, E.P., Jacott, W.E., Rosen, M.G. (Eds.)

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JOHN S. MILLIS In 1966 the Citizens Commission on Graduate Medical Education observed that the explosive growth in biomedical science and the consequent increase in medical skill and technology of the twentieth century had made it possible for physicians to respond to the episodes of illness of patients with an ever-increasing effectiveness, but that the increase in knowledge and technology had forced most physicians to concentrate upon a disease entity, an organ or organ system, or a particular mode of diagnosis or therapy. As a result there had been a growing lack of continuing and comprehensive patient care. The Commission expressed the opinion that "Now, in order to bring medicine's enhanced diagnostic and therapeutic powers fully to the benefit of society, it is necessary to have many physicians who can put medicine together again. "! The Commission proceeded to recommend the education and training of subĀ­ stantial numbers of Primary Physicians who would, by assuming primary responsiĀ­ bility for the patient's welfare in sickness and in health, provide continuing and comprehensive health care to the citizens of the United States. In 1978 it is clear that the recommendation has been accepted by the public, the medical profession, and medical education. There has been a vigorous response in the development of family medicine and in the fields of internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics. One is particularly impressed by the wide acceptance on the part of medical students of the concept of the primary physician. Dr. John S.

Table of contents (4 chapter)

  • The Physician-Family Relationship

    William G. Gerber, Carlos E. Sluzki

    Pages 216-220

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  • Behavioral Problems of Childhood

    J. H. Barber

    Pages 315-331

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  • Urology

    Richard Faust Qualliotine

    Pages 1075-1089

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  • Sports Medicine

    John E. Hocutt Jr., Dene T. Walters

    Pages 1225-1244

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Family Medicine
Book Subtitle
Principles and Practice
Copyright
1978
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-3999-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-3999-2
Edition Number
1
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