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April 24, 1987

Our New Home

Author Affiliations

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northeast White Plains, NY

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northeast White Plains, NY

JAMA. 1987;257(16):2164-2165. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03390160050014
Abstract

To the Editor.—  After reading "Our New Home"1 in the A PIECE OF MY MIND column in the Dec 26,1986, issue, I felt compelled to respond. It was surprising to me, after I had read so many fine pieces in this column about touching experiences in the molding of physicians, that you would publish an essay centered on self-pity.It is difficult to believe that Mrs Lovett has been unable to make friends in Denver—unless she hasn't tried. By October of the internship year, she could have joined a mother-toddler group— most major cities have many to choose from, and the cost is minimal; become friendly with other families from the internship program; become friendly with other families from her daughter's preschool; called the pastor of her church and asked him to suggest a church-sponsored group to join; been more persistent in searching for employment, including consulting employment agencies;

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