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June 12, 1937


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Pittsburgh. Secretary of the Advisory Board for Medical Specialties, and Secretary of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

JAMA. 1937;108(24):2060. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780240052021

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To the Editor:—  Dr Paul C. Bucy of the University of Chicago has written to The Journal (May 29) criticizing certain portions of the address of Dr. C. Gordon Heyd on the "Relation of American Medical Association to Certification of Specialists" (The Journal, March 27, p. 1017).Dr. Heyd, in spite of his multitudinous duties as President of the American Medical Association, informed himself accurately by correspondence and personal interviews about his subject before he prepared this address. Dr. Bucy, on the other hand, has made no such effort. No communication or enquiry has been received from him at the office of the Advisory Board for Medical Specialties (the coordinating board of all the special certifying boards), nor have the secretaries of the three boards specifically and critically referred to by him been asked whether the sweeping deductions he has drawn are based on fact.For example, in speaking of

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