Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
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.
Baschetti R. Online CME to Begin in Mid-2003. JAMA. 2003;289(11):1385. doi:10.1001/jama.289.11.1385-a