Walsh McDermott, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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What would happen if it were possible to introduce modern, university-based clinical medicine on a wide basis to a community with the disease pattern of an overly traditional society? Such an experiment was conducted for a 6-year period in the heart of the Navajo reservation in northern Arizona. A summary report of the major findings of this experiment and the interpretation and the lessons to be derived therefrom were presented.
McDermott W. The James D. Bruce Memorial Lecture: The Clinician in an Overly Traditional Society: A Technologic Misfit.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;68:1140. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1140_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1140.
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