A History of the Royal College of General Practitioners

The First 25 Years

  • Editors
  • John Fry
  • Lord Hunt of Fawley
  • R. J. F. H. Pinsent

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Geoffrey O. Barber, John H. Hunt, A. Talbot Rogers
    Pages 17-29
  3. Geoffrey O. Barber, John H. Hunt, A. Talbot Rogers, Richard Scott
    Pages 31-36
  4. Sylvia G. DeL. Chapman, John H. Hunt, Andrew Smith
    Pages 59-73
  5. James D. E. Knox, Andrew Smith
    Pages 75-83
  6. George Swift, Donald Irvine
    Pages 85-102
  7. William S. Gardner, John F. Burdon, John Fry
    Pages 111-129
  8. R. J. F. H. Pinsent, G. Ian Watson
    Pages 131-147
  9. George S. Adams, Michael Drury
    Pages 149-158
  10. John F. Burdon, Denis J. Pereira Gray
    Pages 159-172
  11. Michael J. Linnett, Margaret Hammond, Peter Thomas, John Horder, Alastair Murray Scott
    Pages 173-179
  12. John H. Hunt, James Wood
    Pages 181-192
  13. Stuart J. Carne, Ancrum Evans
    Pages 193-198
  14. Annis C. Gillie, John H. Hunt, Basil C. S. Slater
    Pages 199-203
  15. Dame Annis C. Gillie
    Pages 215-222
  16. George Godber, Ekke V. Kuenssberg
    Pages 223-229
  17. John H. Hunt, John A. R. Lawson, Ian R. McWhinney, W. A. Conolly, H. Stuart Patterson, C. L. E. L. Sheppard et al.
    Pages 231-241
  18. John Fry, Gordon McLachlan, George Godber
    Pages 243-254
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 255-270

About this book


John P. Horder, President, 1980-82 The first 30 years of the College have been an exciting experience for those most closely involved. Some have already passed on, but this account has been written soon enough for many of the actors to be historians. Future members of the College will be grateful to them for what they have written, as well as for what they did as a remarkably determined and harmonious team. Students of twentieth century medicine in this country will also be grateful for a first-hand account of the development of an institution which has been closely associated with, and partly responsible for, important changes in medical care and education. Those who read these pages may wonder how the builders of this young College could have found time to do much general practice. They did. The three editors of this history, which covers 25 years, and the general practitioner members of the Steering Committee all ran large practices, in which they worked very hard throughout that time. Most of their work for the College was done during off-duty hours, weekends and holidays. The College could not have developed as it did, had they not been personally concerned with the practical problems and needs of clinical medicine. This is also true of many of the contributors. It is impossible to mention everyone who deserves credit. The editors hope that they may be forgiven for any serious omissions.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-5917-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5915-9
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