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Profiles in Primary Care
June 10, 1998

Connie Adler, MD: Living Rural Medicine

Author Affiliations

Dr Mullan is clinical professor of pediatrics and health care sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, and a contributing editor of the journal Health Affairs, which is published by Project HOPE, Bethesda, Md.


Edited by Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.

JAMA. 1998;279(22):1833-1836. doi:10.1001/jama.279.22.1833

Connie Adler quotes Marian Wright Edelman: "Service is the rent we pay for living." And she means it. For 25 years she has been dedicated to the care of women—women and those important to them, children and families. Working in a free clinic and as a lay midwife in Seattle, Washington, in the early 1970s, she was caught up in the burgeoning women's movement and has never really left it. Her commitment carried her on to medical school, training as a family physician, 5 years of service in the National Health Service Corps in a migrant health clinic in eastern Washington, and now a family practice specializing in women's health in western Maine.