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Primary care encompasses, at some level, all of medicine, the diagnostic and some of the therapeutic components of surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and psychiatry. Rather than trying to compete with the several comprehensive textbooks on primary care already in circulation, Drs. Stults and Dere have chosen to focus on a select 50 common medical topics. Their stated purpose is to present a practical approach to frequently seen problems, some controversial and some not often discussed in conventional texts. The editors have met their objective well. All the problems discussed are those that most primary care physicians see on a weekly
Practical Care of the Ambulatory Patient.. Ann Intern Med. ;112:153. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-2-153_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(2):153.
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