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July 12, 2000

British General PracticeThe Evolution of British General Practice, 1850-1948

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2000;284(2):244. doi:10.1001/jama.284.2.244-JBK0712-5-1

While much has been written about developments in British medicine during the period in question, notes Professor Digby in this important study, historians have tended to focus on the elite physician or on hospital services rather than on the main provider of primary care, the general practitioner. This neglect has left us knowing little about the daily life of the average doctor or about health care outside London and other major cities, particularly during the second half of the 19th century.

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