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In response to the editorial, "Should Physicians Have a Nursing Education?" Hannah V. Leonhardt, MD of Danville, Va would recommend some time in nursing, especially to women entering medical school. Among other things, this would put them in a stronger position when dealing with head nurses. Helen M. Calvin, MD of South Bend had been a nurse before becoming a physician, and notes the contempt physicians and even medical students show to suggestions a nurse might offer. She says, "MDs might really surprise themselves with what they could learn if they would "play nurse" for a time.
B. A. Kats, MD of Worthington,Ohio, recalls that subacute arthritis of the temporomandibular joint was first described in 1965 as a manifestation of familial Mediterranean fever. The condition is reversible, and monoarticular joint manifestations may be the first manifestation of this disorder.
Leonard Gallant, MD of Baltimore writes a pleasant note confirming The
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