A Record System with Professional Blessing

  • Thomas L. Leaman
  • James W. Saxton


Family practice was formally recognized as a specialty in 1968. The definition of a family physician included an understanding of the whole person, the family, and their relationships, and of the environmental milieu, with a special emphasis on prevention. Family practice arose from general practice, but with a different emphasis, expanded goals, and extended training requirements.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas L. Leaman
    • 1
  • James W. Saxton
    • 2
  1. 1.The Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterThe Pennsylvania State UniversityHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Barley, Snyder, Senft and CohenLancasterUSA

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