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November 11, 1998

Personal Use of Alternative Medicine Therapies by Health Science Center Faculty

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;280(18):1563. doi:10.1001/jama.280.18.1563

To the Editor.—Use of alternative medicine is widespread in the general population,1,2 and certain types of alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, have limited endorsement from expert panels.3 To date, little information has been published on personal use of alternative therapies by mainstream health care professionals. We report findings from our survey in which we asked faculty members of a major health center in Florida what types of alternative therapies they personally have used.