This book takes an interesting look at general practice from some unusual angles. Tim Crossley, the author, is a general practitioner (GP) in an inner-city practice in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (UK), and addresses issues that arise when the GP has insufficient data or back-up to make decisions as well as the uncertainty that arises from the conflicting goals that have to be faced in everyday modern practice.
We were about to close my evening surgery a while ago when a man came in carrying a young woman in his arms and laid her on my consulting room couch. She was 28 years old and her body was light to carry because it was so wasted. She was in a deep coma and had fulminating oral thrush known in isiZulu as amalonda. She died within fifteen minutes.