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A general impression of the variety and frequency of disease in England, sought several years ago by the Ministry of Health, might have come from various sources. Individual practitioners, like Pickles, have carried on the custom of clinical reporting which we associate with the names of Jenner and Mackenzie. There have been short-term studies of illness in some towns and cities. Statistics come from hospitals but do not represent the complete situation. General practitioners should be able to supply the data, for they are the front line and the backbone of English medical practice. Their panels of patients are often
Studies on Medical and Population Subjects. No. 14. Morbidity Statistics from General Practice.. Ann Intern Med. ;58:380–381. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-2-380_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(2):380-381.
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