Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub,
MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: JAMA published
single-author Commentaries on health care by President Bush and Senator Kerry.1,2 Sole authorship implies that each of
them wrote their own article without benefit of ghostwriters, silent authors,
or unnamed coauthors. I doubt that is correct. Likewise, there was no conflict
of interest or financial disclosure statement. Did the candidates receive
no funding that might possibly influence their opinions?
Glatt AE. Presidential Candidates’ Commentaries. JAMA. 2005;293(12):1449-1450. doi:10.1001/jama.293.12.1449-b