DAVID A. MAJOR, M.D.; WILBUR W. OAKS, M.D.; HOWARD A. MILLER, M.D.
To the editor: AS major contributors to the functions and governance of an academic general internal medicine division that has entered its 21st year we write to offer comments on the editorial on this topic by Tarlov (1). Subspecialty divisions emerged and enlarged as research became one of the missions of departments of medicine. The emergence of general internal medicine divisions has been based primarily on the need for teachers and clinicians with broad backgrounds to fulfill the other two of the three major missions of departments of medicine: education and service (2).
In this period of limited financial resources
MAJOR DA, OAKS WW, MILLER HA. General Internal Medicine in the Medical School. Ann Intern Med. ;96:795. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-6-795_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(6_part_1):795.
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