WILLIAM C. MONTGOMERY, M.D.
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To the editor: The article by Howell on American cardiology (1) contained serious inaccuracies about the role pediatric cardiology plays as a subspecialty in pediatric care today.
Pediatric cardiology is an active and important subspecialty field in pediatrics. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has had a Section on Pediatric Cardiology since 1957. The section currently has 450 members. Membership in the section requires that the physician pass the sub-boards in pediatric cardiology given by the American Board of Pediatrics. As of 1986, 747 persons have passed the sub-boards. The section meeting, held annually in conjunction with the AAP Fall
MONTGOMERY WC. Pediatric Cardiology in Perspective. Ann Intern Med. ;107:602–603. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-4-602
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(4):602-603.
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