A presentation of family medicine, placing special emphasis on those problems most common in the office setting. The topics covered in the first edition have been reviewed and updated, and include information on drugs as well as new case studies, while this edition also includes new discussion questions, information on problems of the infant and child, and tables describing the Folstein Minimental Status Exam and assessment of the elderly. The index paradigm - a three-generation extended family with selected illnesses - is also featured. There is material on clinical prevention, consultations and referrals.
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Robert B. Taylor, M.D. is Professor Emeritus at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine in Portland, Oregon. A 1961 graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine, the author trained in the United States Public Health Service Hospital at Norfolk, Virginia, and was in private family practice in New Paltz, New York for fourteen years. In 1978 he joined the faculty of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 1984, Dr. Taylor moved to Oregon, where he served as Chairman of the Family Medicine Department of the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine until 1998 He is the author and editor of 25 medical books including Family Medicine: Principles And Practice (6 editions), White Coat Tales: Medicine's Heroes, Heritage And Misadventures, Medical Wisdom And Doctoring: The Art Of 21st Century Medicine, Essential Medical Facts Every Clinician Should Know, and Diagnostic Principles and Applications. Dr. Taylor, who currently resides in Virginia Beach, VA, and his wife, Anita, have two daughters and four grandchildren.
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