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July 10, 1967

Rational Responses to Meeting the Challenge of Family Practice

Author Affiliations

From the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.

JAMA. 1967;201(2):108-111. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130020054012

A year ago at this congress, I had the privilege of presenting a progress report in behalf of the Ad Hoc Committee on Family Practice. The report of that Committee has now been published and is generally available. The Council on Medical Education, which sponsored the Ad Hoc Committee's study, has endorsed the recommendations. They have been endorsed also by the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association at its November 1966 meeting in Las Vegas, which charged the Council of Medical Education with implementing the recommendations.

Based upon these actions by the Council and the House of Delegates, it would appear that medicine, through its official spokesmen at the highest policy level, has responded favorably to the challenge of family practice as presented by the Ad Hoc Committee. It is one thing, however, to receive such endorsements from the Council and the House of Delegates; it is another