A History of the Royal College of General Practitioners: The by John H. Hunt (auth.), John Fry OBE, MD, FRCS, FRCGP, R. J.

By John H. Hunt (auth.), John Fry OBE, MD, FRCS, FRCGP, R. J. F. H. Pinsent OBE, MD, Hon.FRCGP (eds.)

John P. Horder, President, 1980-82 the 1st 30 years of the varsity were an exhilarating adventure for these so much heavily concerned. a few have already handed on, yet this account has been written quickly adequate for lots of of the actors to be historians. destiny participants of the school might be thankful to them for what they've got written, in addition to for what they did as a remarkably decided and harmonious staff. scholars of 20th century drugs during this state can also be thankful for a first-hand account of the advance of an establishment which has been heavily linked to, and in part answerable for, very important alterations in remedy and schooling. those that learn those pages might ask yourself how the developers of this younger collage can have discovered time to do a lot common perform. They did. the 3 editors of this historical past, which covers 25 years, and the overall practitioner individuals of the steerage Committee all ran huge practices, within which they labored very demanding all through that point. so much in their paintings for the varsity was once performed in the course of off-duty hours, weekends and vacation trips. the school couldn't have built because it did, had they now not been in my opinion excited by the sensible difficulties and wishes of medical drugs. this is often additionally real of a number of the individuals. it's very unlikely to say every person who merits credits. The editors wish that they are forgiven for any critical omissions.

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Ian Watson 1970 HRH Duke of Edinburgh 1972 Patrick S. Byrne 1973 Ekke V. Kuenssberg 1976 (continued) George F. Abercrombie Chairman of Council 1953; Died September 25 1978 His term of office saw the formation of the College's 22 regional faculties in the British Isles, and it was agreed to publish a report from each of these every year (see Chapter VI). During his three years an extension throughout the College of the work of the teaching of general practice by general practitioners took place, and a report was published on the medical curriculum.

Twenty-five Years. (London: Churchill) 2. Hunt, J. H. (1952). A college of general practice. Br. Med. , i, Suppl. 335-339 3. Lancet (1952). Sequel to the Award. i, 1147-1148 4. Manchester Guardian (1952). FRCGP. 6 5. The Times (1952). College of general practice. 7 6. Postgraduate Medical Journal (1952). A college of general practitioners. 28, 559 7. College of General Practitioners (1952). Report of the General Practice Steering Committee. Br. Med. , ii, 1321-1328 8. College of General Practitioners (1953).

M. Rose vice-chairman, H. L. Glyn Hughes as honorary treasurer and J. H. Hunt as honorary secretary. d considerable travelling sometimes abroad, even as far as New Zealand. This division of responsibility has worked well: 37 A HISTORY OF THE RCGP Plate 3 The College gavel, carved from the wood of a plane tree, on the island of Cos, under which Hippocrates was said to have taught no one person could have done it all, especially if he was in active general practice. Both these offices would normally be held for three years.

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