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July 1970


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Monticello, NY

Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(1):88. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100060122026

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To the Editor.—The original article by Dr. Day et al on "Acceptance of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners" in your March 1970 (119:204-208) issue was just what I have been waiting for before speaking out.

It is gratifying and reassuring to hear that others find the solution to the work load in pediatrics just as comfortable as I do. Being alone in pediatrics covering an entire county with over 50,000 population, I have found great relief from the services of a fully trained pediatric nurse. The acceptance of her by my private patients has been overwhelming. She can make the decision whether a child is ill enough to be seen within an hour or can wait for complete evaluation, whether diets need be changed, and the hundred different questions that are to be answered by a pediatrician but can be handled by a well trained person with the ability of

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