The Missing Generalist

  • Michael Ryan


It is a statement of the obvious to say that a degree of specialisation has been made inevitable by the great advances in biomedical science and technology. But necessary as the division of medical labour may be, provision of appropriate training need not preclude the existence of a broad-gauged initial course to be followed by all intending doctors. Indeed, most countries have a single-portal entry to this occupation.


General Medicine Family Doctor Service Leader Health Care Unit Child Welfare Service 
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Notes and References

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    S. Ya. Chikin, Yu. F. Isakov, B. M. Cheknev, Zdravookhranenie i podgotovka vrachebnikh kadrov v SSSR, Meditsina, Moskva, 1980, s. 9.Google Scholar
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    Richard M. Titmuss, Commitment to Welfare, Allen & Unwin, 1968, p. 208.Google Scholar
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    E. S. Antipenko, R. V. Nesynova, ‘Ob izuchenii menenii patsientov o rabote vrachei polikliniki’, Zdravookhranenie Rosisskoi Federatsii, 1983, 12, s. 16–18.Google Scholar

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© Michael Ryan 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Ryan
    • 1
  1. 1.University College of SwanseaUK

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