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April 18, 2001

Incorrect Affiliation and Degrees

JAMA. 2001;285(15):1964. doi:10.1001/jama.285.15.1964

In the Medical News & Perspectives article entitled "Not So Fast: Research on Infectious Links to MS Questioned" published in the January 17, 2001, issue of THE JOURNAL (2001;285:279-281), incorrect academic degrees and an incorrect affiliation were given. Margaret Hammerschlag's degree is MD, not PhD, and she is a professor of pediatrics and medicine and the director of pediatric infectious diseases at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. Additionally, Jens Boman's degree is MD, not PhD.