|PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION|
"The best description and analysis of family medicine's clinical methods to date and thus would be highly useful for medical students being introduced to the discipline of family medicine. Family practice residents and practitioners would also clearly benefit from McWhinney's lucid style, his integration of recent family medicine research, and his outstanding description of the patient-oriented approach.... This text is an ideal book for third-year medical students on a family practice clerkship." - Mark B. Mengal, M.D., M.P.H., University of Oklahoma, in Journal of Family Practice.
"McWhinney provides a philosophical and scientific rationale for the generalist physician and develops a patient-centred clinical method for meeting the public's needs. With its enriching literary examples, this insightful and well written text is enjo yable to read." - Julia E. Conelly. M.D., University of Virginia, in Annals of Internal Medicine.
"This is a concise, highly readable book written as an introduction to the subject for medical students, junior house staff, and teachers....A lucid discussion of issues that are critical to all students and all physicians. There is no one interested i n clinical medicine who cannot profit reading it." - Philip L. Goldsmith, M.D., Harvard Medical School, in The New England Journal of Medicine.
"After only a few minutes this book had my enthusiastic attention, and producing this review has been a pleasure. It is rare to be able to recommend a book to doctors at all stages of their careers, but this is such book. It will give the trainee an in sight into the subtleties for his or her work. I would describe this as a textbook for the 90s, combining the exciting developments in general practice over the last 30 years and succeeding in one book in bringing together the spectrum from Bayes to Balin t....A refreshing and informing read." - Andrew Chivers in Family Medicine.
"Ian McWhinney's first book An introduction to family medicine has log been the bench mark for books about general practice of family medicine....the 10 chapters in the first part 'Basic Principles' are the most rigorous description of the underlying p hilosophy, scientific discipline, and practical application yet published....This book is a required reading for any general practitioner, whether at the beginning of his or her career or well established, who wants to think about what he or she is doing. It is lucid, logical and penetrating. It is food for thought but also comfort for those who feel themselves out-gunned by the exponents of quick technological fix."- David Metcalfe, Professor of general practice, University of Manchester, in British Journal of General Practice.
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