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March 19, 2003

Online CME to Begin in Mid-2003

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

JAMA. 2003;289(11):1385. doi:10.1001/jama.289.11.1385-a

To the Editor: In his book review of Whiplash and Other Useful Illnesses,1 Dr Ehrlich2 was dismissive of patients with such distressing disorders as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Besides claiming that these conditions are "pseudoillnesses" and that their symptoms are "illogical complaints," Ehrlich finds "delightful" the book's offensive suggestion that what accounts for those "untenable diagnoses" is the "abundant compensation" paid for them.

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