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Editor's Correspondence
June 26, 2000

Therapeutic Efficacy of Prayer

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Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000

Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(12):1875. doi:

I read with interest the study by Harris et al,1 which suggests that prayer may be an effective adjunct to standard medical care. The authors failed to cite 2 other studies that arrived at a similar conclusion.2,3 Both studies, however, were criticized on methodological and statistical grounds.4

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