[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
January 10, 1986

General Practice Medicine

JAMA. 1986;255(2):267-268. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03370020117050

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


This second edition of General Practice Medicine will be of value to medical students who are attempting to gain an understanding of family practice as a discipline. It will also be of value to residents in family practice who are learning the discipline, formulating concepts of organizing their practices, and getting a feel for the numbers and types of patients they will be seeing.

The book is a well-written overview of family practice in a community setting. Most of the contributors are practicing family physicians who write from personal experience. The satisfaction they derive is evident in their writings.

The book will have little use as a resource text for family physicians who have completed their formal training in family practice. By that stage, they will have experienced and mastered what this book is all about.

Although there are differences in the way patients are triaged and treated in the