ROBERT S. LAWRENCE, M.D.
When the American Board of Family Practice was established in 1969, fewer than a dozen 3-year graduate training programs existed in this specialty. A decade later 365 programs with 6500 residents in training bear witness to the remarkable growth of family practice. The October 1980 special issue of The Journal of Family Practice reports on the progress of the specialty by describing "the practice patterns, perceptions, and geographic distribution of representative samples of residency trained family physicians in the United States" (1). Four regional graduate follow-up studies of 600 family physicians and a national study of 4295 diplomates of the
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LAWRENCE RS. Family Practice Celebrates a Decade of Growth. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:271–272. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-2-271
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