To the Editor: The letter by Dr. Bowen in the October 21 issue of the Journal is demeaning to women, foreign medical graduates and primary physicians. His point that more primary physicians are needed is well taken. This need should be met by generalists, internists and pediatricians applying their skills liberally as primary physicians. Encouraging larger numbers of qualified men and women to enter medicine is certainly desirable. To suggest that women be segregated by sex, given a shortened medical-school course, and then somehow enter largely general practice is insulting. Why should capable women willing to make the sacrifices a ….
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