To the Editor.—

Just a quick note of congratulations to Robert L. Brent concerning his outstanding article on department chairmen which appeared in Pediatrics (1992;90:50-57). Without a doubt, the finest article I have encountered on the sociopolitical realities of department/medical school administration. Unfortunately, too many of the negative scenarios that were described were all too familiar.

Again, an outstanding piece of work. I do hope that the appropriate audience reads this piece. Moreover, I hope they are receptive to Dr Brent's sage advice.

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