Stories In Family Medicine

Stories in family medicine    Welcome! These are our stories about the meaning of being a family physician, and the contributions of family medicine and family physicians to the history of medicine, health care and life in Canada. Supported by AMS and the CFPC Research and Education Foundation.

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Exodus. Why I limited my scope of practice

Manca, Donna P; 2007. The millennium brought many changes for family physicians, including, in my case, a decision to...


Listening to the Dead is History, not Clairvoyance

Keizer, Stirling; 2008. My role model is dead. Richard Johnson, the physician who I regard as a benchmark for good professional practice snuffed it. I acknowledge your condolences, but...


    On Call

    Searwar, John E. 2008; The anesthetist was frantically and literally pouring blood into the veins of a young woman, lying on the operating table, when the surgeon in desperation shouted to his young assistant, an intern, "Press...


      Lysander. The nature of heroism.

      The medical history we seek and the past we get to know reveal the richness of our patients. There was a crescendo hum as a black...


      Plus ça change...

      Hobbs, Neil; 2009. It had been tedious waiting a whole winter’s day for a flight to Black Tickle. The question had come to Henry Tait several times, and in...


        Schizophrenia is fascinating

        Brown, Robert; 2012. We can all understand the dimensions of length, height, and width. These three dimensions…


          The prognostications of Mr. Fish

          Vitou, Constantine; 2012. Walking quickly to keep pace with him, we would ask: “Tell us Mr. Johnny Fish, what's the...


            Lost Cause

            Chirgwin, Juan Carlos Luis; 2013. Today I am going to save the world…again. This is a standing joke I make to my wife, and if there is a…


              The Convergence of Stories

              Cameron, Ian A; 2013. I had known my two lunch guests for years although they were unknown to each other. The older patient, I will call him Sam, was a jovial…


                Memories of SARS

                Cohen, Dan; 2013. My wife wanted to make my 40th birthday memorable. It was early June 2003 in Toronto. She knew I was a big…

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