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August 12, 2009

Pümpfrage Redivivus—Reply

JAMA. 2009;302(6):626. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1104

In Reply: Mr Stone and Dr Lipkowitz are indeed proficient in the sport! On the night that the Commentary appeared, I received a lovely message from Dr Brancati, who enjoyed seeing a reprise of his famous 1989 Commentary. He described the reaction he received in 1989 to that piece and admitted to me that the historical origins included therein were indeed a complete fabrication. I had not reviewed the letters to the editor that followed his Commentary and so I missed that fact. Because I could not find original references for those origins, I did construct the sentence to note that these were Brancati's descriptions of the origins.

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