Blind Internist Passes Board Exam


Journal Article (Letter)

To the Editor: The American Board of Internal Medicine wishes to acknowledge an accomplishment by one of the candidates for the 1979 certifying examination: the first time a blind internist attempted and successfully accomplished certification by the board. The physician lost his vision as a result of diabetic retinopathy during his first postgraduate year of training. After a year of adapting to his handicap, he returned to his internal-medicine residency and with the encouragement of his family, peers, training-program faculty, and, particularly, similarly handicapped physicians completed his training in June 1979. He took the board's written certi- fying examination. . . No extract is available for articles shorter than 400 words. © 1980, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Webster, GD

Published Date

  • May 15, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 302 / 20

Start / End Page

  • 1152 -

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-4406

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-4793

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJM198005153022019

Citation Source

  • Scopus