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Logo of procrsmedFormerly medchtJournal of the Royal Society of MedicineProceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine
Proc R Soc Med. 1965 April; 58(4): 231–232.
PMCID: PMC1898391

Failure in Hospitals - Success in General Practice [Abridged]


Dr A Fry describes the types of case which can be dealt with successfully in general practice, when treatment in hospital is often a failure.

Dr Ian Gregg describes research on chronic bronchitis and asthma, which he considers are distinct conditions. He found measurement of peak expiratory flow valuable in the diagnosis of early chronic bronchitis. He suggests the most important factor in the development of both diseases is structural damage to the bronchial airways.

Dr E Tuckman describes an investigation into the families of children who are backward readers. He found a greater degree of maladjustment in the families of backward readers than in control families, and suggests that psychotherapy to the mothers may be more useful than treating the children.

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