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Doctors Talking

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 26 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1770
  1. Nicky Britten, senior lecturer in medical sociology
  1. Department of General Practice and Primary Care, GKT School of Medicine, King's College, London

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    Hellen Matthews, John Bain

    Scottish Cultural Press, £7.95, pp 126

    ISBN 1 84017 030 1

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    Resistance to the health reforms of the 1990s has taken many forms, but among general practitioners a recurrent theme has been the threat to personal care and the doctor-patient relationship. Matthews and Bain have set out to show us what it means to be a family doctor in Scotland, in the words of 11 general practitioners practising in a variety of settings. These chatty interview accounts of general practice in deprived inner cities, …

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