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A comprehensive, well-regarded textbook that differs from its counterparts in internal medicine by giving more attention to the conceptual basis of family practice (the family structure, effects of divorce, sexual assault, care of the dying, and related topics), techniques of establishing rapport, interviewing, achieving compliance, educating patients and managing practice, and the surgical aspects of family practice. Many chapters are surveys of medical syndromes and particular diseases of the kind that dominate the content of the big standard texts on internal medicine. Many chapters would be valuable for trainees in general internal medicine (for example, that on critical reading of
Textbook of Family Practice. Ann Intern Med. ;114:709. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-8-709_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(8):709.
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