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January 18, 1930


Author Affiliations

New Haven, Conn. Chairman, New York Commission on Ventilation.

JAMA. 1930;94(3):205-206. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710290059028

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To the Editor:  —I have read with great interest the editorial on ventilation and health in The Journal, Nov. 30, 1929, and find it a most stimulating and thoughtful contribution to the subject with which it deals. I was much surprised, however, to find reference in the editorial to a study by the New York Commission on Ventilation conducted in the Bellevue-Yorkville district of New York City. The results of our Bellevue-Yorkville study and of our later studies in Syracuse have not yet been analyzed and interpreted by the commission. I have reason to believe that preliminary data were sent to The Journal and to other technical journals by a member of the commission staff now no longer connected with it. The Journal was of course entirely justified in commenting on matter so received, but I should be grateful if you would publish this note calling attention to the fact

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