Family Medicine

Principles and Practice

  • Robert B. Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Family Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Kenneth Brummel-Smith
      Pages 5-9
    3. Macaron A. Baird, William D. Grant
      Pages 10-15
    4. Klea D. Bertakis
      Pages 22-28
  3. Family Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N2-N2
    2. The Person, Family, and Community

      1. Evan W. Kligman, Frank A. Hale
        Pages 29-52
      2. David N. Spees
        Pages 53-60
    3. The Person, Family, and Community

      1. Brian W. Jack, Larry Culpepper
        Pages 61-69
      2. Joseph E. Scherger
        Pages 70-79
      3. José A. Arevalo, Thomas S. Nesbitt
        Pages 80-91
      4. Mindy A. Smith
        Pages 92-105
      5. Stephen D. Ratcliffe
        Pages 106-113
      6. Dwenda K. Gjerdingen
        Pages 114-120
    4. The Person, Family, and Community

      1. Richard B. Lewan, Bruce Ambuel, Elizabeth E. Brownell, Judith A. Pauwels
        Pages 121-133
      2. Dennis J. Baumgardner
        Pages 134-144
      3. Wade A. Lillegard, Richard Kruse
        Pages 145-151
      4. Sanford R. Kimmel, John Chessare
        Pages 152-161

About this book


Much is new in Family Medicine since the last edition of our textbook. For example, not only is the therapy of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) much different than a few years ago; the epidemiol­ ogy of the disease has also changed and more than half of the family physicians in a rural state such as Oregon have already managed patients with HIV disease or AIDS. 1 There are new immunization recommendations for children and new antibiotics for the treatment of bacterial infections. Computers are bringing medical informatics and on-line consultation into office practice. Medicare physician payment reform is underway and the reality of rationing medical care has been recognized. There has been a recent increase in student interest in a family practice career,2 coincidental with a Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) recommendation that at least 50 percent of all residency graduates 3 should enter practice as generalists. Also there is increasing awareness of the need for a 4 Center for Family Practice and Primary Care at the National Institutes of Health. This all-new fourth edition is intended to present the scientific and practical basis of family medicine with special attention to what's new in family medicine. The emphasis is on how the physician provides continuing and comprehensive care for persons of all ages, with clinical content selected from the perspective offamily physicians. The format ofthe book, like the practice of family medicine, continues to change.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert B. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineOregon Health Sciences University, School of MedicinePortlandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4007-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-4005-9
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