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Jan. 23, 2009

Dr. Christakis' Reply

by Miriam Gordon

It has taken me several weeks to post this reply, which Dr. Christakis sent almost immediately after I sent him my email (see previous entry entitled "An Email to Dr. Nicholas Christakis"). During this time I've had the opportunity to learn and think more about Dr. Christakis' work, and was not shocked to discover that my knee jerk response to his NEJM article on the spread of obesity through social networks was premature. However, I was far from alone in this reaction. Read more

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