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December 6, 1985

Incorrect Chemical Structure

JAMA. 1985;254(21):3038. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03360210052028

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An error occurred in the SPECIAL COMMUNICATION entitled "Toxicity of Over-the-Counter Stimulants," published in the Oct 12, 1984, issue of The Journal (1984;252:1898-1903). In the Figure on page 1899, the chemical structure of theophylline should have been represented as 1,3-dimethylxanthine, not 1,7-dimethylxanthine.