BERTRAND M. BELL, M.D.
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To the editor: In the acknowledgments to a brief report by Knapp and associates (1) I am listed among others and thanked for "many thoughtful suggestions." I would like it known that "thoughtful suggestions" were that it was both medically and morally wrong to rechallenge this patient who had had a severe attack of acute bronchospasm when he was initially treated and, for a variety of reasons, it would be impossible to obtain informed consent from this patient.
BELL BM. Acknowledgments in Cimetidine Report. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:790. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-5-790_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(5):790.
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