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November 24, 1934


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Louisville, Ky.

JAMA. 1934;103(21):1641-1642. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750470063024

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To the Editor:—  Reading the communication on the intravenous drip by W. Forrest Dutton in The Journal, October 20, was like hearing from an old friend, because his book Intravenous Therapy has been my vade mecum since its publication.I was surprised to learn that any discussion had arisen over the priority of the intravenous drip. I had always ascribed that honor to Dr. Matas and never supposed that there was any question or doubt about it.In my paper of December 1924 in Southern Surgical Transactions for 1924 will be found quotations with ample credit to Friedman, Penfield and Teplitz, Unger and Huess, Matas, Woodyatt, Sansum and Wilder. My "bid for fame" rests on the fact that I have devised an apparatus and worked out a technic by which this "means of grace" is made instantly available and its range of useful application expanded almost without limit in the

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