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Doctoring: The Nature of Primary Care Medicine

Eric J. Cassell


This book shows how much better fitted advanced concepts of primary care medicine are to America's health-care needs. It offers insights into how primary care physicians can be better trained to meet the needs of their patients, both well and sick, and to keep these patients as the focus of their practice. Modern medical training, the book notes, arose at a time when medical science was in ascendancy. Thus the ideals of science — objectivity, rationality — became the ideals of medicine, and disease — the target of most medical research — became the logical focus of medical practice. When clini ... More

Keywords: primary care, medicine, physicians, patients, medical training, medical science, objectivity, rationality, disease, medical research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780195113235
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113235.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric J. Cassell, author
Cornell University Medical College