To the Editor.

I would like to comment on Berman's excellent commentary, “Training Pediatricians to Become Child Advocates.”The excellence of his approach to child advocacy has been proven by the record of the pediatricians of Colorado in influencing public policy regarding children's health in that state.

Dr Berman makes the point that “the perfect can too often be the enemy of the good …” He appropriately uses that aphorism in noting that progress toward a goal is most likely to be made in small steps. I should also like to use the same aphorism to note that, lacking a society of perfect child advocates, trained as suggested by Dr Berman, we should not disdain the help that can be given by [very] good child advocates. Ideally, all of us would have had residency training in child advocacy, a number of years in community organizations establishing credibility, and several...

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