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Clinical Ecology

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Requests for Reprints: Linda Johnson White, Director, Department of Scientific Policy, American College of Physicians, Independence Mall West, Sixth Street at Race, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572.


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Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(2):168-178. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-111-2-168
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Clinical ecology is a form of medical practice based on two concepts: that a broad range of environmental chemicals and foods can be responsible for an illness in which an unlimited variety of symptoms occur in the absence of objective physical findings, pathologic abnormalities, or specific, abnormal results of laboratory tests; and that the immune system is functionally depressed by many environmental chemicals. Approximately 500 physicians from different medical specialties have adopted the practice of clinical ecology after participating in courses and apprenticeships (Morris DL. Personal communication). This report will review evidence from the published literature on the theories and

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