Acupuncture Today
June, 2003, Vol. 04, Issue 06
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A Matter of Omission

Dear Editor:

I read with interest the latest (May) issue of Acupuncture Today, but I have a small bone to pick regarding AT's front-page reporting of the Lee, et al.

survey comparing Western medicine- and Oriental medicine-trained physicians' knowledge of and experience with CAM. The "belief in efficacy" percent ratings for various CAM practices seemed surprisingly high for U.S. physicians. Then I noticed from the article's title that all physicians surveyed were in Korea. This important piece of information should have been included in AT's summary.

All the best for continuing a valuable service to the acupuncture community.

Richard Hammerschlag, PhD
Research Director, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Portland, Oregon

Editor's comment: We agree with Dr. Hammerschlag's assertion that the physicians surveyed in the Lee study were from Korea should have been displayed more prominently. We apologize if our readers may have been misled by the results of the study as presented in the graph.

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