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OTOLARYNGOLOGY

OTOLARYNGOLOGY This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.—I would like to congratulate Dr. R. C. Reynolds on the editorial "Otolaryngology and Family Practice" which appeared in the October 1971 issue of the Archives. The suggested approach of integrating otolaryngology in the training of family practitioners deserves our unanimous support. The results of such a program would give the patient better primary care, the practitioner more satisfaction, and perhaps improve the image of our own specialty. In particular may I draw attention to the remark that otolaryngology is not primarily a surgical specialty, but that most ENT disease is medical in nature. It seems a pity that this self-evident truth is not more appreciated by those involved in resident training. Perhaps, judging from the content of our journals it is not recognized by the editorial staff as well. It would seem that most resident training schemes are largely surgically orientated. The "good" residency involves an http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.—I would like to congratulate Dr. R. C. Reynolds on the editorial "Otolaryngology and Family Practice" which appeared in the October 1971 issue of the Archives. The suggested approach of integrating otolaryngology in the training of family practitioners deserves our unanimous support. The results of such a program would...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1972 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9977
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080426020
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.—I would like to congratulate Dr. R. C. Reynolds on the editorial "Otolaryngology and Family Practice" which appeared in the October 1971 issue of the Archives. The suggested approach of integrating otolaryngology in the training of family practitioners deserves our unanimous support. The results of such a program would give the patient better primary care, the practitioner more satisfaction, and perhaps improve the image of our own specialty. In particular may I draw attention to the remark that otolaryngology is not primarily a surgical specialty, but that most ENT disease is medical in nature. It seems a pity that this self-evident truth is not more appreciated by those involved in resident training. Perhaps, judging from the content of our journals it is not recognized by the editorial staff as well. It would seem that most resident training schemes are largely surgically orientated. The "good" residency involves an

Journal

Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1972

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