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
    2. The Patient

      1. Richard M. Baker, Donald M. Cassatta
        Pages 143-148
      2. Pierre L. Delva, Louise Séguin
        Pages 149-160
      3. Thomas B. Cannon
        Pages 161-172
      4. Stanley E. Sagov
        Pages 173-190
      5. Harry E. Mayhew
        Pages 191-199
      6. Thomas Kalchthaler
        Pages 200-211
    3. The Family

      1. Joel Potash, John Migenes
        Pages 212-215
      2. William G. Gerber, Carlos E. Sluzki
        Pages 216-220
      3. Bill D. Burr, Byron J. Good, Mary-Jo Delvecchio Good
        Pages 221-233
      4. Gabriel Smilkstein
        Pages 234-241
      5. Donald C. Ransom, John V. Dervin
        Pages 242-249
      6. Eric Wilkes
        Pages 250-256
    4. Behavior and Counseling

      1. William B. Long, Jerry L. Authier, Evelyn R. Alperin
        Pages 257-271
      2. Richard N. Podell
        Pages 272-276
      3. David Rees Jones
        Pages 277-285
      4. Warren A. Heffron, Phyllis B. Acosta
        Pages 286-314
      5. J. H. Barber
        Pages 315-331
      6. Raymond Bissonette, Jack Tapp
        Pages 332-346
      7. E. Frank Ciliberto
        Pages 347-350
      8. R. Harvard Davis
        Pages 351-354
  4. The Principles of Family Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-356
    2. Clinical Evaluation

      1. Robert B. Taylor
        Pages 357-360
      2. E. P. Donatelle
        Pages 361-367
      3. James S. McCormick
        Pages 368-371
      4. Douglas A. Rund
        Pages 372-381
      5. Irving Vinger
        Pages 382-385
      6. E. P. Donatelle
        Pages 386-387
      7. Douglas P. Longenecker, John C. Gillen
        Pages 388-402
      8. Robert B. Taylor
        Pages 403-407
      9. K. Owen Ash, John M. Matsen, Gerald Rothstein
        Pages 408-421

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

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