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November 8, 1952


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Consultant, Montefiore Hospital New York 67

JAMA. 1952;150(10):1034-1035. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680100076029

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To the Editor:  —The establishment of an extramural hospital activity, popularly known as home care, is under serious consideration in many hospitals of this country and abroad. Though we now have a considerable literature on the subject based on a highly successful experiment, there still remain some misgivings in the minds of practitioners about the influence of such a program on their work.Home care has been received enthusiastically by the profession of social service ("a dream come true"). These workers, closely related to the practice of medicine, have been "left holding the bag" when they were informed that the physician has come to the end of the resources at his immediate disposal. Home care has been an accepted though very limited tradition with the nursing profession. Only the physician's consent is required to speed the program on its way. With the approval and cooperation of organized medicine, this plan

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