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November 1960

Of Pediatric Education, the Future of Pediatrics, and Abstracts

Am J Dis Child. 1960;100(5):649-650. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1960.04020040651001

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We take this opportunity to bring you two contrasting essays on the fate of pediatrics. Dr. Levine's we publish by happy tradition; Dr. May's because it became available at this time and by no means in any effort at rebuttal of ideas presented by Dr. Levine. Since the ideas expressed by these men are personal ones, we yield to temptation and add our personal thought on the role of this journal in the changing picture of pediatrics.

For example, we would not entirely agree with Dr. Levine in his implication that pediatric training should be altered to reduce drastically the discomfort a young residency-graduate feels when he enters practice. Your editor, when he entered practice, became painfully aware that his training had not prepared him in every respect for the unexpected demands of practice. He became quite disintegrated the first time a mother asked if it were getting cold enough

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