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Common Diseases

Their Nature Incidence and Care

  • Authors
  • John Fry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Common Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
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      Pages 13-15
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      Pages 16-17
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      Pages 20-26
  3. Respiratory Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
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      Pages 47-62
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      Pages 63-73
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      Pages 74-84
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      Pages 106-119
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      Pages 120-133
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      Pages 134-138
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      Pages 139-143
  4. Cardiovascular Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
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      Pages 151-160
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      Pages 161-173
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      Pages 174-180
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      Pages 181-184
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      Pages 185-191
  5. Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
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      Pages 199-204
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      Pages 205-210
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      Pages 211-224
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      Pages 225-230
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      Pages 231-233
  6. Rheumatism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
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      Pages 239-242
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      Pages 243-250
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      Pages 256-259
  7. Urinary Tract Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. John Fry
      Pages 267-276
  8. Obstetrics and Gynaecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. John Fry
      Pages 284-286
  9. Psychiatry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
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      Pages 289-291
  10. Diseases of CNS and Sense Organs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303

About this book

Introduction

This fourth edition of Common Diseases comes just over 10 years after the first. There has been change and counterchange in the primary health care (PHC) field. One change has been the tendency to replace 'general practice' by 'PHC'. Vocational training has become compulsory. With larger group practices have come formalized teams and teamwork, increasing con­ cern with the business side of general practice and attempts to achieve best values for money and maximal profits. On the clinical side there have been enthusiasms for prevention, early diagnosis, anticipatory care, screening and quality initiatives. As a counterchange it is necessary to remind ourselves that the real essence of general practice, PHC, or whatever title we give it, is 'personal doctoring' of people as individuals in family units. All the changes mentioned will achieve less than expected without good continuing doctor/ patient personal care. But even this is not enough. Good general practice demands a sound knowledge of the nature of disease in the community. Not only are traditional diagnostic and therapeutic skills necessary, but also application of an understanding of the frequency and distribution of the diseases and an awareness of their likely natural history - their course and outcome.

Keywords

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Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4924-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8682-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4924-9
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