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Thinking about Patients

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7343.982 (Published 20 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:982
  1. Jeremy Playfer, geriatrician
  1. Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals

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    Petroc Press, £29.95, pp 214

    ISBN 1 900603 49 7

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    If in the wider intellectual world medicine is a remote and insignificant island, David Misselbrook's book is a letter in a bottle trying to reconnect medicine with the general culture. Thinking about Patients is an explanation of medical thinking from the perspective of a general practitioner working on a council estate in south London. It is a plea for a re-evaluation of medicine and as such it has great resonance. The simplicity …

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