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General Practice under the National Health Service, 1948–1997: The First Fifty Years

Irvine Loudon, John Horder, and Charles Webster


This book provides a history of general practice under the National Health Service, from 1948 to the present. Between them, the chapters cover all the main aspects of general practice, including changing concepts of illness and clinical practices, politics and organization, medical education, public relations, and international comparisons. These chapters examine how the relative stagnation of the early years, when morale and funding were low, gave way to a renaissance in general practice in the 1960s which changed the service out of all recognition. This book shows how the oldest branch of me ... More

Keywords: National Health Service, illness, clinical practices, medical education, public relations, morale, funding, general practice, specialized medicine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206750
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206750.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irvine Loudon, editor

John Horder, editor
Royal College of General Practitioners

Charles Webster, editor
All Souls College, Oxford

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