Broadening The Horizon: A Glimpse Of General Practice In Rhodesia
Fraser, Ross. W.
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The term general practice is familiar to everyone 'in the medical profession who has been brought ' up in the British tradition of medicine. Nevertheless, there are a number of other terms which have been used to cover this branch of medicine. We are familiar with the family doctor, family physician, personal physician and others, but for the sake of definition we are considering in this paper the doctor who makes first contact on a personal basis with a person, be he seeking advice for an ailment from which he is already suffering or, perhaps more important, seeking advice whereby he might prevent an ailment occurring in the future.