DAVID M. LANG, M.D.
To the editor: I read with interest the editorial by Fink and Patterson (1) and the response by Gross (2). Since then I have gone from being an internal medicine "gatekeeper" to an allergy/immunology fellow. Although I feel that Dr. Gross' comments were apropos, I can also empathize with views expressed in the editorial (1). Certain aspects of allergy practice mentioned by these authors merit further emphasis.
Allergy is a unique field for many reasons that set it apart from other subspecialties of internal medicine. As mentioned by Fink and Patterson, training in allergy during internal medicine residency lacks the
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LANG DM. Internal Medicine and Training in Allergy. Ann Intern Med. 1985;103:809. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-5-809_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(5):809.
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