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Reply to critics of research on Transcendental Meditation in the prevention and control of hypertension

Orme-Johnson, David Wa; Barnes, Vernon Ab; Hankey, Alex Mc; Chalmers, Roger Ad

doi: 10.1097/01.hjh.0000166854.03216.69

aRetired, Formerly Dean of Research, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa

bGeorgia Institute for Prevention of Human Diseases and Accidents, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia

cIndependent Scientist, Cowden, Kent

dGeneral Practitioner, Bury St Edmunds, UK

All of the authors practice Transcendental Meditation (TM), but none have any financial affiliation with TM, the TM organization, or any of its subsidiaries.

Correspondence and reprint requests to David Orme-Johnson, 191 Dalton Drive, Seagrove Beach, FL 32459, USA. Tel: +1 850 2312866; fax: +1 850 2319199; e-mail:

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