Answerer JAMA Letter # JLE10564

Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD
Magle Stora Kyrkogata 9
S-22350 Lund,
Sweden

RE:  Letter # JLE10564

Dear Dr. Ravnskov:

Thank you for your recent letter to the editor. Unfortunately, in view of the many submissions
we receive and our space limitations in the Letters section, we are unable to publish your letter
in THE JOURNAL.

After considering the opinions of our editorial staff, we determined your letter did not receive
a high enough priority rating for publication in JAMA. We are able to publish only a small fraction
of the several thousand letters submitted to us each year, which means that published letters
must have an extremely high rating.

However, we are forwarding a copy of your letter to the author of the article. The author may
or may not reply to you personally. We do appreciate your taking time to write to us and thank
you for the opportunity to look at your letter.

Sincerely,

Jody W. Zylke, MD
Contributing Editor, JAMA

JWZ:LYH

cc:  James L. Cleeman, MD

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