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Sept 4, 1967

Family Medicine

Author Affiliations

Brooklyn, NY

JAMA. 1967;201(10):783. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130100081032

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To the Editor:—  I read the Special Communication on "Family Medicine" (200:1158, 1967) with particular interest until I came to the phrase "this new breed of cat." I was then sure someone had misplaced an article intended for a journal in veterinary medicine. Does the author know that some obsolete Model-T's are more valuable than the 1967 models—and run better? What kind of orientation allows a doctor to present himself as "among those who are happiest to dance upon its grave"—any grave?This article exhibits the confusion of those who, assigned and salaried to do the job, still cannot train young men and women to be physicians, specialists in the art of healing body and mind. We do not need new and mysterious titles, we need more physicians, the type that specialization has bemoaned and frowned upon as a threat to the fleshpots.If the three years of training