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    Authors reply to Huw Morgan

    Dear Editor

    Dr Morgan is absolutely right about 'imaginary' conditions, there are a number of examples in obstetrics in particular.

    Greta Beresford and I have recently returned from Azerbaijan, and were most encouraged by enthusiastic, knowledgeable seminar participants, many most willing to take on board the principles of evidence-based medicine

    Andrew Bond

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    Different disease concepts in Soviet Medicine
    • Huw Morgan, Consultant in International GP Education

    Dear Editor

    Bond and Beresford's helpful article makes many important points about health care in the former Soviet Union. One thing they don't mention however is that the long years of isolation from 'Western' science have resulted in the development of disease concepts that have no definitive scientific/pathological validity, some of which involve large numbers of the population and have concomitant social and e...

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