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April 27, 2005

Szasz Under Fire—Reply

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2005;293(16):1978. doi:10.1001/jama.293.16.1978-b

In Reply: First and foremost, I have no reason to believe that Dr Szasz is anti-Semitic and every reason to believe that Karl Popper was not, and I regret any implication to the contrary. Rather, I was concerned that Popper’s letter, otherwise uncontextualized in the vituperative milieu of this book, could be read as an allusion to the anti-Semitism that has occasionally but notoriously lurked in criticisms of psychiatry, from both within and without.1

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