This publication is a collection of three addresses on group practice by Alan Gregg, M.D.; George Baehr, M.D., and C. Rufus Rorem, Ph.D. The basic premise of the series is that a physician who does not practice in formal association with other physicians—including a full range of specialists— will be isolated from medical contacts and inaccurate in his diagnoses. An apparent corollary to this premise in the last two articles is that a physician must be a board member in order to practice good medicine. In reading these addresses, one is curious to learn just what position in the medical picture the authors would assign the general practitioner.
Although one must agree that group practice offers favorable features, it is difficult to believe there is any single solution to a problem with so many variables.
Dr. Gregg points out, amid some digression on social work, that during his clinical studies