So much is written about preventive medicine ... that there is a danger of its being taken for granted. On the other hand, unless the subject is continually brought to the fore, medical practitioners, especially those engaged in private practice, are likely to pay too much attention to the curative side of their calling...The family attendant can go further than his specialist brethren. He has the right of entrée possessed by no one else; he is the family counsellor and friend; his advice is sought on almost every subject connected with family life ... One sphere in which the general practitioner has unusual opportunities is that of preventive gynaecology.
Publication of your online response is subject to the Medical Journal of Australia's editorial discretion. You will be notified by email within five working days should your response be accepted.