Voices from family medicine: cooperation across disciplines. Interview by William B. Ventres, John J. Frey and Alfred O. Berg

Fam Med. Nov-Dec 1992;24(8):618-22.


A variety of individuals lent their efforts to the establishment of family medicine as an academic discipline. Many had careers outside general or family practice, yet because of their interests and active involvement, they helped forge the way toward a rational and comprehensive education for family physicians in this country. In this transcript, edited from interviews conducted in 1992, four contributors from other disciplines discuss their perspectives on the history of family medicine.

Publication types

  • Interview

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Career Choice*
  • Family Practice / education*
  • Humans
  • Medicine*
  • Societies, Medical
  • Specialization*