H. MARVIN POLLARD, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Today marks the opening of the Fiftieth Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Physicians since its founding in 1915. During this span of fifty scientific meetings there have been many changes in the field of internal medicine. These changes have involved approaches to medical education, the understanding of disease types, and the practice of medicine.
At this time let me draw your attention to a book I hope many of you have read, written by Robert Ardrey and entitled, The Territorial Imperative. In it the author expresses the basic instinct of animals as being that of protection and
POLLARD HM. The "Territorial Imperative" of Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;71:407–413. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-2-407
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(2):407-413.
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