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CSÁSZÁR Gyula

OCTOBER 27, 1993

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1993;3(10)

[In your esteemed journal, I saw a publication on a topic that I thought was outdated, since it has been discussed so many times in the Hungarian medical literature. The evergreen topic is acupuncture, on which information was last published on pages 1387-89 of this year's issue of the Medical Weekly. Now you have published a paper on this subject in the July issue of LAM, by Paul Zmiewski, entitled "Questions and answers on acupuncture". Since the article was published without editorial comment, you must take responsibility for the contents, although it was obviously reviewed by a proofreader(s) or perhaps by some of the many members of the editorial board. For my part, I can only briefly criticise the communication in this letter, and will continue to do so until the acupuncturists' minds are finally open to the view of the 'other side'.]

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