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Research Center of the University of Vermont; Richard T. Johnson, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Microbiology, and Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health; Lauren B. Krupp, M.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook; David Mechanic, Ph.D., Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University; Michael H. Weisman, M.D., Director, Division of Rheumatology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Professor of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles; and John D. Wynn, M.D., University of Washington.

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Robert B. Wallace, M.D., University of Iowa College of Public Health, appointed by the Institute of Medicine, and Harold C. Sox, M.D., Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, appointed by the NRC's Report Review Committee, who were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

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