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June 1978

Publication of Hypotheses

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Veterans Administration Hospital Augusta, GA 30904

Arch Neurol. 1978;35(6):396. doi:10.1001/archneur.1978.00500300070014

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To the Editor.—  You have invited comments in regard to the publication of hypotheses.A statistician once said that there is an infinity of hypotheses. Clearly, we have neither the paper to publish them all nor the desire to read them all. It would seem that space in the Archives should be reserved for those with data to present or those writing critical reviews. We have already had enough articles presenting hypotheses with the implication that it is up to others to support or refute the presented hypothesis. Please save valuable paper in the Archives for useful information.Readers are advised that in view of The Copyright Revision Act of 1976, all Letters to the Editor submitted for publication must contain on the transmittal letter the following language: "The person(s) undersigned hereby grant the American Medical Association permission to publish this Letter and in addition, hereby assigns all copyright ownership

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