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In Reply.—I appreciate Dr Guazzo's thoughtful comments. I am compelled to ask, "Is family practice not a specialty?" I have hoped that those trained in family practice were able to handle with expertise those problems, medical and psychological, that uniquely affect the interactional components within a family. If this is true, the specialty of family practice is confronted with the same problems relating to primary care as is the specialty of pediatrics.
HELFER RE. Breadth of Training, Not Depth in Training, Needed for Family Practice-Reply. Am J Dis Child. 1986;140(5):406. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1986.02140190016002