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    What does "eight" mean? Eight versions?

    The context below says "eight are unpublished observations". In that case, I failed to get "some claim a minimum of three others". Does it mean "some people say at least three others"?

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    There are many versions of Leninís autopsy protocol;
    some claim a minimum of three (Lopukhin, 1997)
    others of eight (Lerner, 1979, unpublished observa-
    tions), but no version is authorized. The official version
    was publicized shortly after Leninís death, to counter
    widespread rumours that he had died of syphilis but
    this failed to stop them. Therefore, an additional pro-
    tocol with histological analyses was issued to prove that
    Lenin had not suffered from syphilis. The anatomical
    loci chosen to make this claim were atypical and typical
    organs heavily affected in syphilis, such as the carotid
    and vertebral arteries or the aortic arch, and typically
    affected brain areas were ignored (Lopukhin, 1997).
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    Re: What does "eight" mean? Eight versions?

    The context below says "eight are unpublished observations". In that case, I failed to get "some claim a minimum of three others". Does it mean "some people say at least three others"?

    Context:
    There are many versions of Lenin’s autopsy protocol;
    some claim a minimum of three (Lopukhin, 1997)
    others of eight (Lerner, 1979, unpublished observa-
    tions), but no version is authorized.


    I think there's a comma missing.

    There are many versions of Lenin’s autopsy protocol;
    some claim a minimum of three (Lopukhin, 1997),
    others [claim a minimum] of eight (Lerner, 1979, unpublished
    observations), but no version is authorized.

    not a teacher

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