AMIEL Z. RUDAVSKY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To the editor: I was surprised on reading the report by Recker, Saville, and Heaney, "Effect of Estrogens and Calcium Carbonate on Bone Loss in Post-menopausal Women" (Ann Intern Med 87:649-655, 1977), that there was no mention in the title, abstract, or discussion that the patients receiving hormone therapy were treated with both conjugated equine estrogen and methyltestosterone, rather than with estrogen alone. In addition, though the mean patient age at menopause was, as expected, between 46 and 50 years, the lower limit of age at menopause was reported as being 30 years, suggesting that some of the patients may
RUDAVSKY AZ. Bone Loss and Hormone Therapy. Ann Intern Med. ;88:846. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-6-846_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(6):846.
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