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Rural Practitioner, Rural Practice

  • Cornelia F. Mutel
  • Kelley J. Donham

Abstract

We embrace conflicting images of the traditional rural physician. On the one hand, the old-time country doctor in solo practice symbolizes the idyllic, pastoral life we associate with our nation’s agricultural past. The horse-and-buggy doctor, the dependable general practitioner who delivered babies, kept their parents healthy, and comforted dying grandparents, represents community stability and concern.

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Rural Community Continue Medical Education Group Practice Health Care Personnel Rural Practice 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cornelia F. Mutel
    • 1
  • Kelley J. Donham
    • 1
  1. 1.Rural Health and Agricultural Medicine Training Program, Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, College of MedicineThe University of IowaIowa CityUSA

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