Medicine And Books

What is Good General Practice?

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:881
  1. Iona Heath

    Peter Toon Royal College of General Practitioners, pounds sterling11.50, pp 57 ISBN 0-85084-199-2

    Tonight, listening to the Cleveland Quartet playing Mozart's String Quartet No 1 on instruments all made before the quartet's publication in Vienna in 1785, I wonder about the modern axiom that change is essential. Scientific and technological advance changes the means we use to achieve our ends; but how much should those ends—our aspirations and our purpose—change? Striving to adapt to constantly changing means, we risk losing sight of the ends.

    Much has been …

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