The Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis

Jerilynn C. Prior, John D. Wark, Susan I. Barr, Daniele Coen, Emanuela Terzian, Nicola Magrini, B. Lawrence Riggs, L. Joseph Melton

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To the Editor: The article by Riggs and Melton on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis (Aug. 27 issue)1 is likely to become a much cited reference. Therefore, the error in the legend for their Figure 2 is important. Figure 2 is said to show scanning electron micrographs of cancellous bone from a normal young woman and a postmenopausal woman with osteoporosis. These micrographs, reprinted from an article by Dempster et al.,2 actually show bone from a normal man and a 47-year-old woman with osteoporosis whose reproductive status was not described. The authors did not mention the potential role of…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-66
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 7 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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