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[Correspondence] False and real, but avoidable, dichotomies

Although we join Julio Frenk and Octavio Gómez-Dantés (Feb 11, p 667) in calling for integrative thinking in global health,1 we believe it is important to distinguish between avoidable and false dichotomies. Some of the dichotomies mentioned as false are indeed artificial and avoidable, but nonetheless real; they require conscious effort to be resolved.