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December 14, 1957


JAMA. 1957;165(15):1994. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980330096024

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To the Editor:—  The editorial in The Journal, Aug. 10, 1957, page 1685, entitled "The Physician Not in Private Practice," was exceedingly interesting and important. Although long overdue, it should form the basis of a new relationship between the salaried physician and the American Medical Association. In the editorial it is stated that the salaried physicians constitute a large group of 32% of all physicians, that probably too few are members of the local county medical societies, that their participation in economic and organizational activities is important, and that they are concerned with both patient care and medical politics. The writer of the editorial feels that if all physicians participated in such activities there would result greater understanding and benefit to all. His remedy to correct this situation would be for local societies to invite the participation of the salaried physician, and such a physician, in turn, should be willing

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