DAVID J. CROSBY, M.D.
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To the editor: Dr. Eugene A. Stead, Jr., is to be complimented on his experiment in training physician assistants and for trying to promote the acceptance of these individuals by the medical profession (Ann Intern Med 72:271-274, 1970). Indeed, since our 101 medical schools cannot or will not significantly increase their output of physicians, it is commendable that several of them are trying to find methods to improve efficiency in the delivery of medical care. But I can see no reason for the gratuitous denigrating remarks made by Dr. Stead about postgraduate training programs in community hospitals. Quite obviously he
CROSBY DJ. Dissent on Medical Education. Ann Intern Med. ;72:961–963. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-6-961_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(6):961-963.
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