I am astounded by your choice of "The Pastoral Fallacy" as a filler on page 589 of the October issue of Pediatrics!1 Why you have chosen to reprint a 1967 comment by Dornhorst and Hunter which reveals a total lack of understanding of our current concepts of comprehensive care in pediatrics is beyond my comprehension. It seems to me to be the gravest disservice to the development of comprehensive care programs (the systematic inclusion of psychosocial dynamics and personality development in the practice of pediatrics in a longitudinal fashion and on a community basis) to reprint the conception of two men who can only see comprehensive care as a reaction ". . . by those no longer able to keep abreast, to the technical complexities of modern medicine," and who feel that it is only the "more trivial disorders" which have an "inter-relation with emotional factors."

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