Townsend Letter

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Townsend Letter
Editor-in-ChiefJonathan Collin, MD[1]
CategoriesAlternative medicine[2]
FrequencyTen times per year[1]
Paid circulation6000
FounderJonathan Collin, MD
Founded1983 (1983)
First issue1983 (1983)[1]
CountryUnited States[1]
Based inPort Townsend, Washington[1]

Townsend Letter, formerly Townsend Letter for Doctors, then Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients, is a periodical focusing on alternative medicine which has been in circulation since 1983.[1][3]

The website Quackwatch has listed the Townsend Letter on its list of magazines as non-recommended and fundamentally flawed.[4]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Townsend Letter is abstracted and indexed by EBSCO Publishing, Gale, and the British Library.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Feuerman, Francine; Handel, Marsha J. (1997). Alternative Medicine Resource Guide. Medical Library Association. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-8108-3284-8.
  2. ^ a b "Townsend Letter". Ulrichsweb. ProQuest LLC. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "Quick Search – Townsend letter for doctors & patients [electronic resource]". London South Bank University Library. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  4. ^ Nonrecommended Periodicals, from Quackwatch. Accessed August 21, 2008.

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