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Campaign Aims to Revise “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome” in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Melanie Wong | Jan 17, 202012:03 AM     7

"...The term stems from a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1968 that states the writer, supposedly a Chinese-American physician named Robert Ho Man Kwok, had experienced strange physical symptoms after eating at Chinese restaurants in the U.S. The author of letter was actually Dr. Howard Steel, and the whole thing was meant to be a joke. But he had opened Pandora’s box: replies poured in from around the country from people saying they felt ill after eating at MSG-laden Chinese restaurants.

No study using scientific methods has ever proven the ill-effects of MSG, and it’s prevalent in all types of food..."

New Campaign Aims to Revise “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome” in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Not only is it wrong, it's racist.

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