May 1974

The Practical Art of Medicine.

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By Robert B. Taylor, MD. Price, $9.95. Pp 316, with 81 illustrations. Harper & Row Publishers, 2350 Virginia Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21740, 1972.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;133(5):878. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320170154039

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When embarking on a long journey to a strange land, the wise traveler seeks out a guidebook that tells you how to get there, what you will find when you get there, and how best to enjoy your stay.

The Practical Art of Medicine is a timely guide to the land of Primary Care, Private Practice, USA. Taylor, obviously an experienced clinician and astute manager, tells you how to plan and establish a practice. He tells you what you will find needing to be done once there, and he emphasizes what you did not learn in medical school. Taylor tells you not only how to survive the demands of a busy practice, but how to enjoy it. Each lucid chapter presents a practical approach to a professional or administrative problem of contemporary practice. Those already in practice will no doubt profit from Taylor's unique book. Those planning to enter practice

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