I found quite interesting the hue and cry raised by the Letters section in the Dec. 22-29 issue ("Cover illustration misfires with readers," p. 48) about the inappropriateness of the gun on the cover of your Nov. 17 issue. That's because the next magazine I picked up from my in-box was the Dec. 22 issue of Medical Economics with a very similar cover and the coverlines "Sharp Shooting."
Obviously, these covers are reflecting a prevailing attitude among physicians that they have been pushed far enough by the managed-care interests, and they are mobilizing to defend themselves.
Should we warn Medical Economics to be ready for the onslaught?
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle