Medicine: Family Doctor Comes Back

After years of giving ground to the growing army of specialists, the all-round family doctor is beginning a comeback.

This was the news applauded by 5,000 members of the American Academy of General Practice last week when they gathered in Washington for their annual convention. From President Eisenhower, a man who has had his days with specialists, they got formal greetings and an unexpected pat on the back, relayed through Vice President Nixon: "Give them my regards, Dick. They're the backbone of the profession." From a succession of cardiologists, psychiatrists, gynecologists, urologists and...