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US to investigate impact of stigma on health

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 15 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:592
  1. Charles Marwick
  1. Washington

    The US is planning an ambitious programme of research into the impact of stigma on human health, led by part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

    It faces a problem, however, in deciding which research methods to use to determine the precise impact of stigma, a recent conference heard.

    The three day conference in Washington attended by investigators from many parts of the world, looked at the relation between stigma and public health, the social and cultural aspects of stigma, …

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