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Patients try to save historic practice

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7025.205a (Published 27 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:205

Last week in the remote dales of Yorkshire 600 patients attended a public meeting to debate the future of Britain's most historic practice. They were patients from the Aysgarth practice, once run by Dr William Pickles, who immortalised it in his classic, slim volume, Epidemiology of a Country Practice. Now, with the current husband and wife incumbents retiring after 15 years, the local family health services authority has …

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