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June 29, 1970


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1970;212(13):2243-2245. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170260039010

Meador's concept of "non-disease" is well illustrated by 12 cases of "non-pheochromocytoma" seen within one year. The etiology of this non-disease appears to be an uncritical reliance upon the results of laboratory tests.