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July 28, 1906

The Country Doctor.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(4):287. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520040043012

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Greeley, Colo., July 14, 1906.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, May 19, there appeared an article by Dr. John G. Wilson, Montrose, Pa., entitled "The Country Doctor," which attracts attention, first, on account of its title, second, on account of its brevity. Its title appealed to those of us who labor under this cognomen, and in warm weather brevity is the soul of interest as well as the soul of wit..As Dr. Wilson does not attempt to define the title "country doctor," or enumerate the country doctor's characteristics, it remains for those of us who have perused the article to decide if we are qualified to bear this honorable name. Unless we include in this category all who reside outside the limits of metropolitan cities and centers of learning, it is, perhaps, a rather difficult problem to draw a definite line of demarcation. Hospitals are found in many small

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