January 3, 2000

Letter to the Editor
Journal of the American Medical Assn. (JAMA)
515 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60610


As one who reviewed Dr. Larry Dossey's groundbreaking book, "Healing Words," for the Summer 1994 issue of "Skeptical Inquirer" (review available at www.gpposner.com/Healing_Words.html), I read with fascination Dr. Sierpina's review of Dossey's latest book in the Dec. 22/29 JAMA. Beyond my previous review, I would only add the sentiment that, in his next book, Dr. Dossey expand his horizons to at least touch upon the field of dentistry. After all, the Tooth Fairy's crucial role in dental development has been shortchanged (to put it mildly) in the professional literature, and could use a champion.

--Gary P. Posner, M.D.
  Contributing Editor, The Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine
  Tampa, FL

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