SelectionBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7089.0j (Published 26 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:j
- Alex Paton
First published in 1983, Tony Parker's classic The People of Providence has appeared as an elegant paperback (Eland, £9.99, ISBN 0 907871 57 7). Consisting of 50 riveting interviews with people living and working on an anonymous inner London housing estate, it is just as relevant today as it was when it became recommended reading for general practitioner trainees.
It is astonishing to realise that …