July 19, 1952


JAMA. 1952;149(12):1143. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930290065018

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RKO-Radio Pictures has just released a 15 minute documentary film called "Your Doctor" to commercial theaters throughout the country. The film portrays a story that is one of the finest tributes ever paid to the medical profession.

The picture, which was prepared with the assistance of the American Medical Association, reveals the high quality and ready availability of medical care in this country. In cities and towns American physicians may be virtually around the corner, but in the mountains of Hickory Nut Valley, N. C., the work of a 37-year-old general practitioner, George Bond, exemplifies what doctors are doing in hundreds of rural communities. The story behind the movie is built around Dr. Bond, who has realized a life-long ambition—the establishment of the Valley Clinic and Hospital, one of many institutions supplying the best in medical care to remote areas.

The movie ends with this conclusion: "In the lives of

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