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Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction 1: What Is Primary Care? 2: The Heavy Hand of the Past: Thinking about Diseases versus Thinking about Persons 3: The Special Problem of Technology 4: The Clinical Method 5: The Clinical Method and the Patient 6: Where Should Primary Care Be Taught--and by Whom? 7: What Should Be Taught? Epilogue Notes Index

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Eric J. Cassell, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Public Health at Cornell University Medical College. He is the author of a number of books, including The Nature of Suffering, of which the Journal of the American Medical Association wrote "should be read by everyone in medical practice or considering a career in medicine."

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"Doctoring is a contribution of unexpected breadth--iconoclastic in conception and rich in insight. One can only hope that its words resonate in the minds of the nation's policy planners and in the hearts of our primary-care doctors."Jerome E. Groopman, he Wall Street Journal "A book of essays about primary care medicine written by a prolific physician well known for his important contributions regarding humanistic aspects of patient care....An extremely timely and important book in response to the rapidly changing nature of health care....Dr. Cassell's insights into caring for patients in the late twentieth century are sharp and cogent. His well reasoned plan for change should form the nucleus of a revolution in how we care for patients."--Doody's Journal "Few books can define a discipline, review its history and philosophical foundations, and make recommendations for training and practice; this one can....It is a refreshing reaffirmation of the importance of patient-centered care in a country increasingly preoccupied with managed care and cost control at the expense of the doctor-patient relationship."--Canadian Family Physician "Doctoring is a contribution of unexpected breadth--iconoclastic in conception and rich in insight. One can only hope that its words resonate in the minds of the nation's policy planners and in the hearts of our primary-care doctors."--Jerome E. Groopman, he Wall Street Journal "A book of essays about primary care medicine written by a prolific physician well known for his important contributions regarding humanistic aspects of patient care....An extremely timely and important book in response to the rapidly changing nature of health care....Dr. Cassell's insights into caring for patients in the late twentieth century are sharp and cogent. His well reasoned plan for change should form the nucleus of a revolution in how we care for patients."--Doody's Journal "Few books can define a discipline, review its history and philosophical foundations, and make recommendations for training and practice; this one can....It is a refreshing reaffirmation of the importance of patient-centered care in a country increasingly preoccupied with managed care and cost control at the expense of the doctor-patient relationship."--Canadian Family Physician

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