Reviews Soundings

Marriage à la mode

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7564.403-a (Published 17 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:403
  1. George Dunea, attending physician
  1. Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

    As a preamble to some notes on modern marriage, I should mention that in America the general practitioner has gone the way of the buffalo, having been replaced by family practice and primary care physicians. The latter is commonly referred to as the PCP, an abbreviation that brings to mind a chemical that might be poisoning our rivers and lakes. He or she could be a specialist, such as a cardiologist, but also functions as the patient's first point of …

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