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  • proper n. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, an immensely popular compendium of medical knowledge useful in practice


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  • No dictionary I’ve seen has it, but the 1999 Merck Manual defines ephebophilia as “attraction to youths” who are “postpubescent.”

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  • This study was funded by Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company whose own drugs, according to the Merck Manual guidelines, are not considered effective against severe depression when used alone.

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