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To the Editor:
I not thank you for the complimentary review of my book "Diet and Health with Key to the Calories" and at the same time take issue with your reviewer on the following points? He says: "By its title it assumes to be a parody on the guide of a well known religiomedical cult. This, however, appears only slightly in the text in the form of a few of the side headings." I fear he has missed the point that I have used their terminology throughout and my chapter of testimonies is a model of their literature. Furthermore, the reviewer says that the humor is a little forced. Again I differ with him. It is a great deal more than a little forced. It is very much forced, in fact almost forcibly forced. It has been killed, assassinated, annihilated, and dragged in most any place and any time.
Peters LH. AN AUTHOR PROTESTS. JAMA. 1918;71(14):1160. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600400060025