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By John Howie, Michael Whitfield

ISBN-10: 0748643567

ISBN-13: 9780748643561

The 1st collective checklist of the evolution of basic scientific perform as an instructional self-discipline over part a century. This anthology captures the tales of the early struggles to establish college departments among visionary supporters and traditionalist blockers in addition to the progressively expanding successes aided by means of a devoted investment process. The debts are written the place attainable through the folks excited by the early advancements in their topic. those stories are of imaginative and prescient, dedication and resilience and are attention-grabbing either of their personal correct and for the extra basic classes they let us know in regards to the tactics of constructing institutional switch inside a contemporary democracy.

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At one time, half the general practices in Scotland were using his Woodside child health record. In 1975, Hamish Barber produced a textbook entitled General Practice Medicine, with contributions from members of the department and others. In order to stimulate research by general practitioners he also built a portfolio of clinical trials funded by pharmaceutical companies, which supported part-time research appointments for service general practitioners. In 1977, the department organised the annual meeting of the then AUTGP.

This generated opposition among local general practitioners and, despite protracted negotiation, contributed to a parting of the ways between O’Dowd and UCC. Lessons were learned and in 1997 Colin Bradley was successfully appointed to the foundation chair in general practice. Students now visit practices in year two once a month for basic skills training and have three-week attachments in year three and four weeks in year five. General practice now features in the final clinical examination. There are teaching links with over 100 practices in the Munster area and a research project has compared hospital and general practice teaching.

The general practice input within the public health teaching enthused the medical students and the medical student society asked Dr Macara to conduct a survey of medical student opinion about the need to have dedicated time in general practice. The results were very positive and were presented to the medical faculty only to be resisted with comments from many of the senior professors that ‘we can’t have general practitioners teaching our students heresies’. Eventually, in the mid-1970s, with support from child health and the geriatricians, a new six-week 38 Academic General Practice in the UK, 1948–2000 course for the final year was agreed, called ‘medicine in the community’.

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