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One of the principal themes of this excellent monograph is the failure of the medical profession to come to grips with the problem of asthma. The author decries the current status of medical education, where many professors of medicine and pediatrics appear to be utterly oblivious to the welfare of the large allergic population of more than 20 million people in this country, of whom it is estimated that 5 million have asthma. Many of these patients become pulmonary cripples, and very few physicians are adequately trained to meet the needs of this large group of sufferers. It is suggested
Asthma and Hay Fever.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:681. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-4-681
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(4):681.
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