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To the Editor:
—In the too generous editorial comment about me (The Journal, May 28, p. 1717), reference is made to my association with Carroll. It was not with Carroll but with my dear friend Lazear that I worked on the cultivation of the malarial parasites in Anopheles maculipennis. Lazear was a warm friend and associate. While I had met Carroll on a number of occasions, I had had little association with him before the work of the Yellow Fever Commission.Reed, of course, was a warm friend of all of us who were at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the year '90-'91. His keenness, his enthusiasm, his ability made a great impression on all of us, and during the few months that he spent in residence at the hospital he endeared himself greatly to every one.It is one of my pleasantest memories that Reed was a member of
Thayer WS. THAYER, CARROLL AND LAZEAR. JAMA. 1927;88(24):1921. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680500063029