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August 10, 1907

The Established Specialist vs. the "Developing Physician."

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(6):508. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530060058013

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Depew, N. Y., July 27, 1907.

To the Editor:  —Dr. Normon in his paper published in The Journal of the A.M.A. Number 23, page 1977. In that part of his paper where he described the City Physician vs the Country Physician, he describes a state of affairs the existence of which has been positively demonstrated to me. The difference or unfairness or foul play, however, is not between the Country Physician and the City Physician, but it is between the Established Specialist and the College Professor on the one hand; and the General Practitioner or the Developing Physician on the other hand.Not only are our state meetings largely run and positively controlled by the Established Specialist and the College Professor but likewise our National Body or the Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association is positively controlled by that same class of men.Compared to the number of membership

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