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January 5, 1918


JAMA. 1918;70(1):50. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600010048025

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, Dec. 8, 1917, you comment upon "Cholesterol Estimations in Blood." The subject of cholesterinemia has occupied my attention and taken up a good deal of my time since 1912. During all these years I have made thousands of determinations and have tried most of the methods employed. Much has been said and written on the subject that is inaccurate, and the apparent inconsistencies are largely the result of improper interpretations of the results. The editorials and comments in The Journal should have a certain "finality" about them, and the profession ought to be able to consult The Journal as an authority, and to take for granted its editorials and its current comments. The cholesterinemia, in the diagnosis of cholelithiasis, is far from limited in its usefulness, and the findings in this condition are far from "quite inconstant." My work has shown, and continues to

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