Lessons from Mackenzie that still resonate

Oliver Van Hecke, Blair H. Smith*, Frank M. Sullivan

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On 4 June 1921 Sir James Mackenzie defended his thesis, The Opportunities of the General Practitioner are Essential for the Investigation of Disease and the Progress of Medicine, in the British Medical Journal. Just under a century later, there is still a message for all researchers in primary care which resonates. A short précis of a full commentary from the International Journal of Epidemiology is given below.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-159
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Issue number608
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


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