April 1961

Serious Fun in Practice

Am J Dis Child. 1961;101(4):411. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1961.04020050001001

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We hope you've followed the editorial lead-ins preceding our articles for the past few months. If so, you will have noticed quite a few which mentioned, or intimated, that the authors were in practice. On several occasions, we have emphasized that good stuff comes from practitioners. We deplore the idea that once in practice all creativity ceases. We know many recent ex-residents who are capable not only of good scientific work but good medical writing as well. From these men we'd like to see some evidence that they've not lost the determination to "stay alive" that they had when they started out in practice.

As this editorial was being prepared, came Burtis Breese with an unsolicited manuscript describing the rewards of research in practice and laying down ground rules for succeeding at it. We couldn't agree more, and we feature Breese's article this month. This is one of the most

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