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Caring for the Country: Family Doctors in Small Towns

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 20 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:201
  1. John Gillies, general practitioner (
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    This book is about the lives and work of family doctors in rural towns, mostly inPennsylvania. I live and work in a small rural town in Scotland and became aware of Howard Rabinowitz's contribution to rural health care in the mid-1990s, when I did a literature review of recruitment and retention of doctors to rural areas throughout the developed world.

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    Howard K Rabinowitz

    Springer, $29.95, pp 262 ISBN 0 387 20978 6


    The physician area shortage programme started by Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1974 was one of the first, and its fruits are described in this engaging book. Rabinowitz has beenits committed director …

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