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April 8, 1998

Profiles in Primary Care

Author Affiliations

Dr Mullan is clinical professor of pediatrics and health care sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, and a contributing editor of the journal Health Affairs, which is published by Project HOPE, Bethesda, Md.

JAMA. 1998;279(14):1115-1116. doi:10.1001/jama.279.14.1115

In this issue, JAMA inaugurates a new series entitled Profiles in Primary Care.1 The series, drawn from more than 70 oral histories of generalist practitioners that I have collected over the past several years, will report on the state of primary care medicine as seen through the lives and experiences of the men and women practicing it. The oral history project and the JAMA series, however, need to be set in historical context.