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The use of over 50 case histories very well illustrates the importance of the "caring" as well as the curing functions and responsibilities of the practicing physician. While the emphasis is on the characteristics of general practice and the role of the generalist is his or her everyday, basically ambulatory, practice, the issues and principles that are discussed are of equal importance to all practicing physicians, especially those providing primary and continuity of care to a population.
This is very much a private statement of an experienced physician who "cares" and who is an excellent spokesman for the art of
An Introduction to Primary Medical Care.. Ann Intern Med. ;87:134. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-1-134_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(1):134.
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