FREDERIC W. PLATT, M.D.
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To the editor: Those of us who are engaged in the training of internists appreciate any help we can get to better understand the attributes of the general internists and appropriate educational programs. Thus, I read "Attributes of the General Internist and Recommendations for Training" (Ann Intern Med 86:472-473, 1977) with interest. I am impressed with the thoughtful nature of the article but am distressed by two missing features.
First, the essay is essentially anonymous: the authors are identified only as the Council on General Internal Medicine of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Because the essay presents conclusions rather
PLATT FW. Training the General Internist. Ann Intern Med. ;87:379. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-3-379_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(3):379.
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