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The reviewer's name was incorrectly given as Fitzgerald throughout the text of Dr Richard Lathe's printed reply to the review of his book on autism. The correct name is Fitzpatrick, as in the first reference. The original
rapid response is correct. We apologise for this error
introduced during editing the letter for print.