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Fall 2011

In praise of internists

Date: October 3, 2011

I read with interest the recent article about Dr. Ross [“Medicine When I Was Young,” Spring/Summer]. He was the senior resident when I was a student, and having weekly CPC’s with Dr. Harvey. The discussion in the article about generalists versus specialists got me thinking about my own recent medical experiences.

While today we need specialists, a good old-fashioned internist, who monitors everything and makes sure the left hand isn’t messing up the right hand, might help keep things in balance.

Richard A. Bartlett ’56,
Col. U.S. A.F. MC