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The Reader's Burden

Ernest L. Levinger, M.D.
JAMA. 1961;175(11):1020. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040110084024.
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To the Editor:—  The Journal has become an increasingly useful and interesting source of information to me, and, although I am not given to writing letters to the editor, I should like to stress a daily problem facing all doctors in this country in the hope that, under your leadership, something may be done about it.The average internist (I can only speak for men in my own field) has a vast amount of material to analyze if he is to keep up with developments in his specialty. For this purpose he has at his command a group of excellent journals. Most of us manage to read at least some of the significant articles in the journal of our choice. Those of us who are interested in other phases of human activity must limit our time, indeed, budget it wisely. Families grow up around us, civic and professional committee work

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