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To the Editor:—The November issue of the American Journal of Diseases of Children contained 2 thought-provoking articles: (1) Pediatric Education at the Crossroads, by S. Z. Levine, M.D., and (2) The Future of Pediatricians as Medical Specialists in the United States, by Charles D. May, M.D. Much has been written recently about the present worth of Pediatrics and its future. Dr. May's suggestion that we turn the average pediatric care over to the family doctor and cut our pediatric residencies to produce a few highly trained Pediatricians sounds like the beginning of the end of a much needed medical group. Personally I feel both Dr. Levine and Dr. May, as well as other writers on the subject, have failed to realize the basic problem of the general Pediatrician. In fact even he does not realize the cause of his discontent.
The basic fault with Pediatrics, and I am sure
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