Nostalgia doesn't help recruitment

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7043.1422c (Published 01 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1422
  1. Nina Leech
  1. General practitioner 37 Beaufort Road, Bristol BS8 2JX

    EDITOR,—Per Fugelli and Iona Heath describe a utopian model of general practice that I find it difficult to identify with.1 The vision of a paternalistic doctor who shields his patients from the dangers of modern medicine and steers them through various life crises single handedly seems to ignore reality.

    Patients in the late 20th century are sophisticated: they …

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