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May 16, 1936

THE DUCTLESS Glands—A DISCLAIMER

JAMA. 1936;106(20):1754. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770200060029

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  In the April issue of the magazine Esquire appeared an article by George Antheil on the ductless glands in which my name was mentioned. Mr. Antheil is a former patient who became much interested in endocrinology. He read everything he could on the subject and made himself acquainted with some of the concepts of the field. Early this year he told me that he was contemplating writing an article on the ductless glands for Esquire. I told him that he would display the audacity of ignorance in writing such an article for any magazine, and that I was sure that it was bound to be full of inaccuracies and absurdities. He then asked me whether he might use my name, either my first or my last, if he decided to write such an article on his own responsibility, and I definitely refused permission. I was under the

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