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The sixth edition underwent a rigorous peer review process to ensure that General Practice remains the gold standard reference for general practitioners around the world.

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To that end, the author and the publishers extend their sincere gratitude to the following people who generously gave their time, knowledge and expertise.

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Content consultants

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The authors are indebted to the many consultants who reviewed parts of the manuscript relevant to their areas of expertise and provided help and advice.

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Dr Rob Bairdlaboratory investigation
Dr Deborah Batesonfamily planning
Dr Roy Beranepilepsy; neurological dilemmas
Dr Peter Bergera diagnostic and management approach to skin problems
Dr James Bestdepression, anxiety, male health, child and adolescent health, communication skills
Professor Geoff Bishopbasic antenatal care
Dr John Boxallpalpitations
Dr Penny Burnsdisaster medicine
Dr Jill Cargnellohair disorders
Dr Paul Coughlin and Professor Hatem Salem bruising and bleeding; thrombosis and thromboembolism
Mr Rod Dalzielshoulder pain
Dr David Dunn and Dr Hung The Nguyen the health of Indigenous peoples
Dr Robert Dunnecommon skin wounds and foreign bodies
Professor Jon Emerygenetic disorders, malignant disease
Genetic Health Services, Victoriagenetic disorders
Dr Lindsay Grayson and Associate Professor Joseph Torresitravel medicine, the returned traveller and tropical medicine
Dr Michael Gribbleanaemia
Mr John Griffithspain in the hip and buttock
Professor Michael Griggpain in the leg
Dr Gary Grossbardthe painful knee
Dr Peter Hardy-Smiththe red and tender eye; visual failure
Professor David Healy (deceased)abnormal uterine bleeding
Assoc Professor Peter Holmescough; dyspnoea; asthma; COPD
Dr Ndidi Victor Ikealumba and Dr Cheng I-Haorefugee health, tropical medicine (Dr Ikealumba)
Professor Michael Kidd, Dr Ron McCoy and Dr Alex Welborn human immunodeficiency virus infection
Professor Gab Kovacsabnormal uterine bleeding; the subfertile couple
Professor Even Laerumresearch in general practice
Dr Barry Lauritz (deceased)common skin problems; pigmented skin lesions
Mr Peter Lawson (deceased) and Dr Sanjiva Wijesinha disorders of the penis; prostatic disorders
Dr Peter Lowthianarthritis
Mr Frank Lyonscommon fractures and dislocations
Professor Barry McGrathhypertension
Dr Joe McKendrickmalignant disease
Dr Clare Murtaghcervical cancer screening, family planning, skin problems
Dr Luke Murtaghpain and its management
Professor Robyn O'Hehirallergic disorders, including hayfever
Dr Michael Oldmeadowtiredness
Dr Frank Panettachest pain
Professor Roger Pepperellhigh risk pregnancy, basic antenatal care, infections in pregnancy
Dr Geoff Quailpain in the face, sore mouth and tongue
Mr Ronald Quirkpain in the foot and ankle
Dr Ian Rogersemergency care
Professor Avni Saliabdominal pain, lumps in the breast, jaundice, constipation, dyspepsia, nutrition
Dr Hugo Standishurinary tract infection, chronic kidney failure
Dr Richard Starkneurological diagnostic triads
Professor Geoff Sussmanskin ulcers
Dr Paul Tallmanstroke and transient ischaemic attacks
Dr Alison Walshbreastfeeding, post-natal breast disorders
Professor Greg Whelanalcohol problems, drug problems
Dr Sanjiva Wijesinhamen's health, scrotal pain, inguinoscrotal lumps
Dr Alan Yungfever and chills, sore throat
Dr Ronnie Yuendiabetes mellitus, thyroid and other endocrine disorders

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A substantial number of people were involved in reviewing this book through surveys; their invaluable contribution is acknowledged below. We also take the opportunity to thank the other participants who preferred not to be named in this collective.

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