Francis Weld Peabody's Classic Quotation

@article{Kittisupamongkol2010FrancisWP,
  title={Francis Weld Peabody's Classic Quotation},
  author={Weekitt Kittisupamongkol},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={105},
  pages={699-699}
}
  • W. Kittisupamongkol
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The American Journal of Gastroenterology
To the Editor: Lembo and colleagues (1) reported an interesting randomized, controlled trial of acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and concluded that acupuncture is not superior to sham acupuncture in the treatment of IBS, even in a limited or an augmented patient – practitioner interaction. In this trial, both limited and augmented patient – practitioner interactions were designed, which I think is unnece ssary. As stated before, IBS is associated with generalized anxiety disorder… 

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