The GP—Extinct or Evolving?
MDs Debate Responsibility of Schools To Promote General PracticeIs the general practitioner doomed to extinction? And is it the responsibility of medical schools to guide more students into general practice?"Yes, to both questions," says Dr. Carroll L. Witten of Louisville, Ky., Speaker of the Congress of Delegates of the American Academy of General Practice.An equally hearty "No" is voiced by Dr. Robert M. Bucher, dean of Temple University school of medicine in Philadelphia.During the recent meeting of the Southern Medical Association in Miami Beach, Witten charged that "medical schools are failing to train youngDr. Louis Lasagna of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, one of three authors of "Five Proprietary Analgesic Compounds" (JAMA 182:1315 [Dec. 29] 1962), has requested publication of this additional information:"Our study indicates an apparent relationship between proprietary prepations—Anacin and Excedrin—and gastric upset. Whether this relationship