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ERIC Number: EJ444666
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1040-2446
The Scientific Basis of Generalist Medicine.
Pruessner, Harold T.; And Others
Academic Medicine, v67 n4 p232-35 Apr 1992
One reason medical students favor specialization over generalist medicine (primary care) is a perception of generalist medicine as nonrigorous. Chaos science, a new field, reveals an intellectual basis for generalist medicine. The history, strengths, and limits of reductionist thinking in medicine and aspects of chaos theory illuminate this notion. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
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