Brian J. Bohlmann, MD
To the Editors: Our society and our profession emphasize alcohol as an integral part of mainstream social interaction, and as Aach and colleagues (1) observe, "abuse of alcohol . . . is a major societal problem."
Shortly after the drinking age in Wisconsin was raised from 18 to 21 years of age, I met one of the deans of the medical school at a Friday afternoon party sponsored by the Alumni Association. He observed that the admissions committee might need to require that all students be 21 years of age at matriculation; otherwise, some students might not be able to
Bohlmann BJ. Covering for Impaired Residents. Ann Intern Med. 1992;117:267–268. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-3-267_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(3):267-268.
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