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February 12, 2003

Consequences of Selling a Kidney in IndiaConsequences of Selling a Kidney in India

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Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(6):697. doi:10.1001/jama.289.6.697-a

To the Editor: I have 2 concerns about the study by Dr Goyal and colleagues.1 First, although the authors documented worsening health in subjects after kidney donation, such a result may have occurred among extremely poor people even in the absence of donation. However, the authors did not obtain data on the health of those who contemplated donation but did not or could not.

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