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The McLean Hospital web site is intended to provide general educational information and to help users learn about our health care services, educational opportunities and research initiatives. Some information on the site is written by health care providers affiliated with McLean and its affiliates, while some content is provided by outside sources.

This site is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical advice, and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider's judgment. Nor should users rely upon the McLean web site if they might need emergency medical treatment. We strongly encourage users to consult with a qualified health care professional for answers to personal questions.

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You assume full responsibility for using the information on this site, and you understand and agree that Partners and its affiliates, including McLean, are not responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage resulting from its use by you or any user. While we try to keep the information on the site as accurate as possible, we disclaim any warranty concerning its accuracy, timeliness and completeness, and any other warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. McLean also does not warrant that access to the site will be error- or virus-free.

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January 2004
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