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Dissatisfied with physicians, the use of technology, and access to health care, the public is asking for change within the medical profession. Family medicine and other generalists are working to meet the challenge. McWhinney provides a philosophical and scientific rationale for the generalist physician and develops a patient-centered clinical method for meeting the public's needs. With its enriching literary examples, this insightful and well written text is enjoyable to read.
McWhinney, who also wrote Introduction to Family Medicine, emphasizes that the new title reflects a new book. Although the first four chapters of the texts are identical, focusing on the
A Textbook of Family Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 1990;113:173. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-113-2-173_1
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