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Labeling Woefulness: The Social Construction of Fibromyalgia

Hadler, Nortin M., MD*; Greenhalgh, Susan, PhD

doi: 10.1097/01.brs.0000149092.94171.9c

From the *Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; and †Department of Anthropology, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA.

The manuscript submitted does not contain information about medical device(s)/drug(s).

No funds were received in support of this work. No benefits in any form have been or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this manuscript.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Nortin M. Hadler, MD, 3330 Thurston Building CB#7280, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7280. E-mail:

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.