JOSEPH STOKES III, M. D.
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To the editor: I read with care the lead article in the May 1972 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine (76:689-695), "Community Medicine: An Evolving Discipline," in which Challenor, Wicks, and Lythcott grappled with issues with which our own department has come to grips. . . . Although I agree. . .that there is an urgent need for crisp definition of these matters, I do not share their overly expansive concept of our discipline. I counted at least eight definitions of community medicine in the first seven paragraphs, all of which they imply can be encompassed at Columbia by
STOKES J. Community Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77:475–476. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-3-475
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(3):475-476.
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