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The Impact of Ambulatory Pediatric Research on Changing Behavior

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(11):1079-1081. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120360035003.
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My father, as I am sure many of yours, has over the years been skeptical, if not outright critical, of some of the decisions I have made, and of some of the activities in which I have engaged. I have not always responded positively to his judgments or else I would never have left New York City to practice in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. However, I have always considered his viewpoint seriously because he has always approached things rationally and because he is a businessman, with a different perspective than mine. For example, he saw no logic in my leaving a well-established practice after 12 years to join the faculty at the University of Rochester. And after I had been there a year and had been awarded my first federally funded research grant, he had some rather insightful questions to ask about that activity. Those questions


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