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I agree with the author that there is no thrill in GP practice even in our country. Specialisation, corporatisation and the fear of prosecution has killed GP practice. No more incision & drainage, suturing of minor wounds, treating heart failure, exacerbations of asthma, etc, and many more. The GP has been reduced to a scavenger in the sense that all discarded cases, hopeless cases and the poorest of the poor are left to GP. No more treating and managing heart failure, hepatic failure and renal failure! No more coordination from the hospitals or the specialists. Many a time a GP is reduced to writing the death certificates in cases that the GP is not accountable. Sad for the profession.