This short comprehensive layman's guide covers the main aspects of medicine and the medical, nursing and associated professions. The development of medicine is explained. We see how the body works. The main specialisms of physicians, surgeons and nurses are covered. We see how they train and how their careers can develop. We take a look at alternative medicine and the drug industry. We see how the NHS came into being and how it is changing now. The doctor and patient relationship is considered and we follow a GP coping with a busy day.
1 What is medicine? 2 The body. 3 Sickness and health. 4 The development of Medicine. 5 General Practice. 6 Physicians. 7 Surgeons 8 Other specialists. 9 Nursing. 10 Alternative Medicine. 11Governance and training. 12 The National Health Service. 13 Pharmaceuticals. 14 Be a GP for a day. 15 The Medicine business. 16 Medicine in the future.