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August 5, 1998

Medical Monikers—Reply

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Margaret A.WinkerMDIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;280(5):420-421. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-5-jbk0805

In Reply.—I appreciate the interesting contributions Drs Walling, Benski, and Brenner have made to the growing body of literature on unusual medical conditions. I would like to add one of my own: "medical journalist's headache." This is a stress-induced condition brought on by having to find and report medical news from the hubbub of often-conflicting medical meetings, press conferences, and news releases, without unduly alienating any authority who disagrees with the quoted sources.

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