The consultation is foundation stone of medicineBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6969.1657c (Published 17 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1657
- D Syme
- General practitioner, Killin, Perthshire FK21 8TQ.
EDITOR,—Although James Spence's definition of “the essential unit of medical practice” may be slightly old fashioned,1 there can be no doubt that the foundation stone of medicine is still the consultation. The …
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