—I read with interest the special article in the September 1984 issue of the Archives by Dr Sylvan Weinberg. I would like to congratulate the author on probably one of the most well-written and thoughtful articles on the current practice of private medicine. Dr Weinberg's opinions are highly regarded and quite appropriate to the current status of the medical profession. Medicine will survive only if we realize that our profession and patients come first and that at some point in the near future we may have to make a stand for our patients and our profession over financial, business, and governmental interests. I would like to congratulate the Archives for publishing Dr Weinberg's excellent commentary.