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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Message to complementary and alternative medicine: evidence is a better friend than power

BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineThe official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)20011:1

Received: 2 March 2001

Accepted: 1 May 2001

Published: 1 May 2001

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2 Mar 2001 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
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1 May 2001 Author responded Author comments - Andrew Vickers
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1 May 2001 Submitted Manuscript version 4
1 May 2001 Editorially accepted
1 May 2001 Article published 10.1186/1472-6882-1-1

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Authors’ Affiliations

Assistant Attending Research Methodologist, Integrative Medicine, Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center