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Rural health care — editorial When I set up in practice at Kununoppin [Western Australia] in 1958, the hospital was administered by a teenage girl working 3 days per week, the bed average was 20 and if I had a problem, the Medical Department would solve it. Today, the bed average is 14.5, a number that includes 10 residents in the permanent care facility,(More)
The past is another country: they do things differently there. Hartley LP. The go-between 1 ne indulgence accorded to those of us in our senior years is the ability to reflect on life' s circumstances many decades ago and compare them with those of today. My recollections of medical practice, as the son of a surgeon, stretch back to my schooldays. A lasting(More)
One' s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. rom modest beginnings little more than 30 years ago, Australian academic general practice has grown and prospered — particularly with the recent introduction of rural clinical departments and additional medical schools. General practice sits naturally at the " front line " for(More)
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