Caring for America: The Story of Family Practice by John R. Stanard
Caring for America: The Story of Family Practice
Author: John R. Stanard
Title: Caring for America: The Story of Family Practice
ISBN10: 0898659922
ISBN13: 978-0898659924
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Not Applicable; 1 edition (June 1, 1997)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1707 kb
Size epub: 1562 kb
Rating: 3.7 ✪
Votes: 341
Category: Other
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
From the front flap of this very interesting and informative 128 page book: "The development of family practice, America's fastest-growing medical specialty, is traced by author/photographer John R. Stanard from its roots in the teachings of Hippocrates to the present day. Throughout 'Caring for America', using classic images such as Norman Rockwell paintings and more than 50 historical medical photographs, Stanard presents a wonderful mosaic representing one of America's beloved traditional figures - the old-time general practitioner. Readers will learn how the general practitioner was the mainstay of American medicine until World War II, when economic pressures and the explosion of knowledge fragmented medicine into narrow specialties and sparked the decline of general practice. They'll find out about the resurgence of the family doctor in the late 1960s when medicine - propelled by public outcry for a return to personal physicians providing comprehensive care - finally agreed to the establishment of family practice as the 'specialty in breadth'. Then in word and color photography, the author profiles a diverse group of today's family physicians, illustrating the special relationship they develop with their patients - a personal involvement all too rare in the more technology-centered medicine that dominated American medicine for much of this century. Readers will come away with a renewed respect for the modern family physician, the focal point of today's evolving health-care system.