ALVIN R. TARLOV, M.D.
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To the editor: The Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago has long been organized into subspecialty sections (10, at present) each having separate outpatient units, and 8 of the 10 having separate inpatient units as well. In 1970, while retaining and further strengthening the subspecialty groups, we developed a 66-bed General Medical Service. In the following year a large (14 000 visits yearly) General Medical Out-Patient Unit was formed. Then, more recently, we developed a General Internal Medicine Section, with six faculty members specifically committed to it, and soon we will have a General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program.
TARLOV AR. "What is a General Internist?". Ann Intern Med. ;80:780–781. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-6-780
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(6):780-781.
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