Family Medicine

Principles and Practice

  • Robert B. Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. The Family Physician

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. The Family Physician

      1. Lawrence L. Hirsch
        Pages 3-6
      2. R. Neil Chisholm
        Pages 7-12
      3. Ross L. Egger
        Pages 13-16
      4. Hiram B. Curry
        Pages 17-28
    3. Family Medicine Education

      1. Robert B. Taylor
        Pages 29-30
      2. C. M. G. Buttery, Robert L. Cassidy
        Pages 31-39
      3. L. H. Amundson, Leo M. Harvill, Cecilia M. Roberts
        Pages 40-57
      4. Gerald R. Gehringer
        Pages 58-72
      5. L. Thomas Wolff
        Pages 73-80
      6. David N. Sundwall
        Pages 81-87
      7. Nicholas J. Pisacano
        Pages 88-91
      8. H. Winter Griffith, Peter Attarian, William T. Harrison
        Pages 92-96
    4. Health Care Delivery

      1. Tennyson Williams, George H. Bonnell, Leonard G. Paul, Douglas A. Rund, Larry vande Creek
        Pages 97-111
      2. Robert B. Taylor
        Pages 112-116
      3. A. William Bedell
        Pages 117-122
      4. Theodore Reiff
        Pages 123-127
      5. Len Hughes Andrus, Mary O’hara-Devereaux, Ronald Singler, Ferd H. Mitchell
        Pages 128-139
  3. The Patient, The Family

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-142

About this book


JOHN S. MILLIS In 1966 the Citizens Commission on Graduate Medical Education observed that the explosive growth in biomedical science and the consequent increase in medical skill and technology of the twentieth century had made it possible for physicians to respond to the episodes of illness of patients with an ever-increasing effectiveness, but that the increase in knowledge and technology had forced most physicians to concentrate upon a disease entity, an organ or organ system, or a particular mode of diagnosis or therapy. As a result there had been a growing lack of continuing and comprehensive patient care. The Commission expressed the opinion that "Now, in order to bring medicine's enhanced diagnostic and therapeutic powers fully to the benefit of society, it is necessary to have many physicians who can put medicine together again. "! The Commission proceeded to recommend the education and training of sub­ stantial numbers of Primary Physicians who would, by assuming primary responsi­ bility for the patient's welfare in sickness and in health, provide continuing and comprehensive health care to the citizens of the United States. In 1978 it is clear that the recommendation has been accepted by the public, the medical profession, and medical education. There has been a vigorous response in the development of family medicine and in the fields of internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics. One is particularly impressed by the wide acceptance on the part of medical students of the concept of the primary physician. Dr. John S.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert B. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Family and Community Medicine Bowman Gray School of MedicineWake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4001-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-3999-2
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