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Ferment in Medicine by Richard M. Magraw, MD (1966)

"Who would have thought that a book written by a psychiatrist/internist, scarcely mentioning 'family medicine,' would be perceived as one of the books most influential in the development of our specialty?... We all read this book in the 1960s. It articulated the need for family physicians more clearly than we had previously heard. Its impact was enhanced by publication at a time when the public cried for a replacement for the disappearing general practitioner. Its insights helped form a consensus that American medicine needed strong primary physicians.

"...The beauty of re-reading Ferment in Medicine is that issues Dr. Magraw raised are as real today as they were 44 years ago. They will be equally real 44 years from now."

--Jack M. Colwill, MD, Columbia, Missouri

THEN (1966): A Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine & Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, and Director of the Comprehensive Clinic Program at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

NOW (2010): A Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota and former Chief of the Psychiatry Service at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. While at the Minneapolis VAMC, Dr. Magraw also helped to establish the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit within the Psychiatry Service.
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