A bygone era


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Fam Pract Manag. 2000 Sep;7(8):13.

To the Editor:

I enjoyed your June 2000 cover illustration by Mark Stutzman. Many might say this scene is too unrealistic, but they've probably never made any house calls.

Today house calls are an anachronism —a truly rewarding effort of a bygone era precluded by time, cost and defensive-medicine constraints. House calls are an example of a time when there was more artful caring in medical practice.

To me, this illustration ranks with Norman Rockwell's famous depiction on the same subject.


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