A GP's pocket guidebook to the partialists

AS A career generalist, it’s easy to forget that many friends from med school – even some of the smarter ones – chose to limit themselves to just one organ. Medicine is a broad church and every church needs an organist.

Don’t get me wrong: these partialists serve a purpose. During my full day dealing with whole people, it can be a relief to involve someone who has the time to tidy up the loose ends. 

“We’ve sorted your diabetes, depression, cardiovascular system and digestive tract today, Mrs Jones, so would you mind if I left your knees to my