HAROLD J. HARRIS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To the editor: May I comment on the doctor shortage, supplementing the letter of Dr. Thomas Findley (Ann Intern Med 73:490, 1970)?
In 1967 I proposed to two medical centers (Albany, N.Y., and Burlington, Vt.) a plan that still seems feasible but that was rejected as impracticable. The essence of the proposal was to require that a resident physician be assigned to any rural practitioner requesting it, for a period of 4 to 6 weeks once or twice yearly. This would serve a severalfold purpose: (1) The rural physician would be free for vacation or postgraduate study during part of
HARRIS HJ. Rx for the Rural Doctor Shortage. Ann Intern Med. ;74:296. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-2-296_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(2):296.
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