Rural Practitioner, Rural Practice

  • Cornelia F. Mutel
  • Kelley J. Donham


We embrace conflicting images of the traditional rural physician. On the one hand, the old-time country doctor in solo practice symbolizes the idyllic, pastoral life we associate with our nation’s agricultural past. The horse-and-buggy doctor, the dependable general practitioner who delivered babies, kept their parents healthy, and comforted dying grandparents, represents community stability and concern.


Rural Community Continue Medical Education Group Practice Health Care Personnel Rural Practice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cornelia F. Mutel
    • 1
  • Kelley J. Donham
    • 1
  1. 1.Rural Health and Agricultural Medicine Training Program, Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, College of MedicineThe University of IowaIowa CityUSA

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