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December 1974

Some Tasks for the Ambulatory Pediatric Association

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx (NY) Municipal Hospital Center.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(6):804-808. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110310052008

I am grateful for the honor bestowed on me by my favorite association by having been chosen to give the George Armstrong Lecture. Being placed in the same category with such luminaries as Allan Butler, Julius Richmond, Morris Green, Robert Haggerty, the Silvers, and Barbara Korsch is a humbling experience. After all, I am an old pediatric practitioner who has been wallowing around academia for the past 19 years. Whether or not you have made a mistake in choosing me, you are here and will be forced to listen. This speech will not be as polished as I might have wanted it to be. For the past 14 days I have been totally occupied with writing a contract request to the Bureau of Health Manpower, seeking funds for the training of primary care pediatricians and primary care internists. This audience, I know, will accept this excuse. I like to think

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