RANDALL N. FAIREY, B. SC., M.D.
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To the editor: In an era of increasing corporate medical effort in the treatment of disease, I find it difficult to support the view expressed by Dr. B. J. Kennedy in "Oncology in Medicine" (Ann Intern Med 73:637-639, 1970). With skill, and certainly some bias, he has attempted to justify medical oncology as a subspecialty of internal medicine. The picture of the "broadly trained internist with aptitudes in all its subspecialties," the physician with a background in molecular biology and biochemistry, the "expert in the pharmacology of chemotherapeutic drugs and use of isotopes," the internist involved in psychiatric care, and
FAIREY RN. Oncology As a Subspecialty?. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:447–448. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-3-447_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(3):447-448.
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