William E. Scheckler, M.D.
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I am probably the only speaker in the Symposium who has a major appointment on a department of family medicine and practice. Infectious diseases are indeed very important in all primary care areas, and that includes family medicine.
It is interesting that the federal government has given a large amount of support to development of primary care residency programs and certainly has given a large amount of support to family practice programs. Most of these residencies are university-affiliated, but are located in community hospitals, as are the ones with which I work in Wisconsin (five different residency programs). All of
William E. Scheckler. Family Practice. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:863–864. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-5-863_2
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