Quackery.

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service in [Rockville, Md.?] .

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ContributionsUnited States. Public Health Service.
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ABOUT LYDIA KANG. Lydia Kang, M.D., is a practicing internal medicine physician and author of young adult fiction and adult fiction. Her YA novels include Control, Catalyst, and the upcoming The November adult fiction debut is entitled A Beautiful nonfiction has been published in JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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