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Am Fam Physician. 2003;68(1):21

In the May 1, 2003 issue, we started including a reader feedback card along with our “Clinical Quiz”answer cards in the hopes of collecting your honest opinions about AFP. This card will appear in the first issue of each month. We were looking for readers to respond with suggested topics, ideas for improvement, critical opinions, thoughts, and philosophical commentaries, and we’re pleased to announce that we have started to hear from you. Each week we have received a stack of cards from the mailroom and—as we hoped—we have begun gathering useful input of all kinds.

A pleasant surprise for us, though, was the number of readers who have taken the time to write with thanks and praise. We were so moved by the comments that we’d like to share our bouquet of roses with you. Here are a few of the comments we’ve received:

  • From Boston: “Of all of the medical journals that cross my desk (and there are many) in my research, yours is by far the most useful, all-encompassing and readable. In the past years, there doesn’t seem to be a subject you failed to cover. Your artwork is very detailed and explains the topic all by itself. Great job!!”

  • From St. Louis: “I’m 73—full time—I read every issue—keep up the good work. Thanks.”

  • From Orlando:“I am a foreign medical graduate residing in Orlando. I appreciate your articles very much since they provide me an insight into the medical management being practiced in United States. Presentation is simple and easy to understand. Thank you and I look forward to your journals.”

  • From California: “I don’t really have any suggestions since I am thoroughly satisfied with the AFP journal and its contents. The subjects and discussion, etc., have been very beneficial and I save them for reference later.”

  • From Wisconsin: “I am a reserve officer in the U.S. Army. I have recently been mobilized in support of operation ‘Enduring Freedom.’ The AAFP magazine and monograph series help occupy my free time. The CME credit is a plus, too! Thanks.”

  • From Michigan: “We highly acknowledge and appreciate your CME activity. They are very rich in providing recent knowledge and information about disease entity. Please keep up with same standard. Many thanks for providing free CMEs which hardly any other journal provide!!!”

  • From Delaware: “I love your magazine! It offers an invaluable source of medical information, CME credits and case discussions. I recommend it to all medical personnel.”

  • From Nevada: “Overall, the AFP journal is the only daily educational material I trust. It is usually very useful and keeps me updated. Keep up the good work!”

  • From Ohio: “Thank you. The CME credits I receive from your publication are of great value. Articles are well written and informative. Your staff is always friendly and helpful.”

We truly appreciate your kind bouquet, and we will keep working hard to earn your continued loyalty. And, for those who send some “thorns” along, we offer special thanks for letting us find out how to serve you better.

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