December 1961

The Management of Pediatric Practice.

Author Affiliations

By Hugh C. Thompson, M.D., and Joseph B. Seagle, M.D. Price, $7.50. Pp. 172. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill., 1961.

Am J Dis Child. 1961;102(6):896. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1961.02080010898021

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This book is presented by the authors as a philosophy and a guide to the private practice of pediatrics. For those who look on medicine primarily as a business with regular working hours and better-than-average income, this book will fulfill their demands. By the same token, it will discourage those who went into medicine as a way of life, not only as way of income.

The organization of the practice is important, but this is such an individual matter, both as to physician, type of patients, location of town and local mores, that a single textbook on the subject is impossible.

This book does show that organization of a private practice can be such that there is time for whatever else the doctor may want to do. However, only doctors with such organizational ability could carry it out and these would probably do it without a guide. It is true

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