Medicine: Family Doctor

The U.S. general practitioner feels, with some justice, that he is put-upon. Compared to the specialist, he is overworked, underpaid and underrated. Last week in Cleveland the American Medical Association tried to make the general practitioner more contented with his lot.

For the first time, A.M.A. gave a gold medal and a certificate "for exceptional service by a general practitioner." The winner of the honor was big (6 ft., 245 lbs.) Dr. Archer Chester Sudan (rhymes with Sioux Dan), 55, whose hamlike hands have been caring for patients in Colorado mountain villages for more than 20 years.

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