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ME: less hype and more understanding

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 07 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:0

The BMJ has more than once been declared the worst medical journal by one of the organisations concerned with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). The organisation thinks the BMJ is unsympathetic to the view that myalgic encephalomyelitis is an entirely physical disease. Our response is that we agree that myalgic encephalomyelitis (or chronic fatigue syndrome) is a serious condition, we have no fixed ideas on its aetiology or treatment, we publish the best research we receive on the condition, and we don't think the argument over whether the condition is …

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