William Holmes, MD
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Holmes W. Balancing Family and Career: Men Are in the Trenches, Too. Ann Intern Med. 1997;126:670. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-126-8-199704150-00042
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1997;126(8):670.
TO THE EDITOR:
Although I found Dr. Carnes's recent suggestions on balancing family and career  to be helpful, I was disappointed to see that she excluded and misrepresented men in academic medicine. Although she clarified many of the dilemmas women face in balancing family and career, she neglected to emphasize that this balancing act is not strictly the concern of “a woman in her twenties and thirties.” The “average man in academic medicine” is, in fact, concerned about how to accomplish this balancing act, too-he isn't simply out seeking “a wife who will take care of everything on the home front … so that he can spend long hours at work and feel nurtured at home.”
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