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Neurology

  • T. J. Fowler
  • R. W. May

Part of the Management of Common Diseases in Family Practice book series (MCDF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages iii-x
  2. T. J. Fowler, R. W. May
    Pages 1-17
  3. T. J. Fowler, R. W. May
    Pages 19-35
  4. T. J. Fowler, R. W. May
    Pages 37-61
  5. T. J. Fowler, R. W. May
    Pages 63-73
  6. T. J. Fowler, R. W. May
    Pages 75-85
  7. T. J. Fowler, R. W. May
    Pages 87-102
  8. T. J. Fowler, R. W. May
    Pages 103-113
  9. T. J. Fowler, R. W. May
    Pages 115-124
  10. T. J. Fowler, R. W. May
    Pages 125-144
  11. T. J. Fowler, R. W. May
    Pages 145-162
  12. T. J. Fowler, R. W. May
    Pages 163-169
  13. T. J. Fowler, R. W. May
    Pages 171-178
  14. T. J. Fowler, R. W. May
    Pages 179-184
  15. T. J. Fowler, R. W. May
    Pages 185-194
  16. T. J. Fowler, R. W. May
    Pages 195-200
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 201-218

About this book

Introduction

DDDDDDDDDDDD Effective management logically follows accurate diagnosis. Such logic often is difficult to apply in practice. Absolute diagnostic accuracy may not be possible, particularly in the field of primary care, when management has to be on analysis of symptoms and on knowledge of the individual patient and family. This series follows that on Problems in Practice which was con­ cerned more with diagnosis in the widest sense and this series deals more definitively with general care and specific treatment of symp­ toms and diseases. Good management must include knowledge of the nature, course and outcome of the conditions, as well as prominent clinical features and assessment and investigations, but the emphasis is on what to do best for the patient. Family medical practitioners have particular difficulties and advantages in their work. Because they often work in professional isolation in the community and deal with relatively small numbers of near-normal patients their experience with the more serious and more rare conditions is restricted. They find it difficult to remain up-to-date with medical advances and even more difficult to decide on the suitability and application of new and relatively untried methods compared with those that are 'old' and well proven. IX Their advantages are that because of long-term continuous care for their patients they have come to know them and their families well and are able to become familiar with the more common and less serious diseases of their communities.

Keywords

neurology

Authors and affiliations

  • T. J. Fowler
    • 1
  • R. W. May
    • 2
  1. 1.Greenwich and Tunbridge Wells Health DistrictsUK
  2. 2.Principal in General PracticeChislehurst, KentUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-9544-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-9546-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-9544-0
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