© 1983

Fundamentals of Family Medicine

  • Robert B. Taylor
  • Melville G. Rosen
  • William E. Jacott
  • E. P. Donatelle
  • John L. Buckingham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Behavior

    1. B. Lewis Barnett Jr.
      Pages 1-3
    2. Lawrence L. Hirsch
      Pages 4-8
    3. Linda M. Garcia-Shelton, Howard Brody
      Pages 8-21
    4. Richard M. Baker, Donald M. Cassata
      Pages 22-28
    5. James S. McCormick
      Pages 29-32
    6. Byron J. Good, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Bill D. Burr
      Pages 32-45
    7. Ronald A. Carson
      Pages 48-56
  3. Concepts

    1. Martin J. Bass
      Pages 60-63
    2. David E. Swee
      Pages 64-73
    3. Gabriel Smilkstein
      Pages 74-84
    4. William L. Stewart
      Pages 85-88
    5. Charles B. Freer, Ian R. McWhinney
      Pages 97-104
    6. J. Christopher Shank
      Pages 104-121
    7. Philip D. Sloane
      Pages 122-125
    8. P. Tennyson Williams
      Pages 126-141
    9. Thomas Kalchthaler
      Pages 142-160

About this book


This book is intended as an introduction to family medicine and to the behaviors, concepts, and skills upon which the clinical practice of the discipline is based. The chapters that follow will provide a foundation for the student during the pre-doctoral years, a base upon which he or she can build during residency training and practice. Fundamentals of Family Medicine presents Part I (the first 36 chapters) of Family Medicine: Principles and Practice. Because it is intended that the student will eventually move from use of this extracted material to the full textbook, the preface to the comprehensive edition has been included and cross-references to later chapters have been retained. Why publish a student edition? Medical students in various schools partici­ pate in courses covering a wide range of topics including communication skills, family dynamics, medical ethics, human sexuality, disease prevention, aging and death. Departments of family medicine generally assume a leadership role in presentation of such courses, and this book is intended to integrate these eclectic topics into a single textbook.


Arzt Familie Medizin family medicine medical ethics medicine prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert B. Taylor
    • 1
  • Melville G. Rosen
    • 2
  • William E. Jacott
    • 3
    • 6
  • E. P. Donatelle
    • 4
  • John L. Buckingham
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Family and Community MedicineBowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family Medicine Health Sciences CenterState University of New York at Stony Brook School of MedicineStony BrookUSA
  3. 3.Department of Family PracticeUniversity of Minnesota School of MedicineDuluth and MinneapolisUSA
  4. 4.Department of Family and Community MedicineThe University of Kansas School of Medicine—WichitaWichitaUSA
  5. 5.Department of Family PracticeUniversity of Alabama School of Medicine East End Memorial HospitalBirminghamUSA
  6. 6.Lakeside Medical CenterDuluthUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fundamentals of Family Medicine
  • Editors R. B. Taylor
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-90705-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-5433-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 488
  • Number of Illustrations 85 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Short version of: Family Medicine, 2nd ed. 1983
  • Topics General Practice / Family Medicine
    Internal Medicine
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