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To the Editor:—
In Miscellany in The Journal of March 26, page 1158, two errors appear: 1. Sirach did not write his Book of Ecclesiasticus in the third century A. D. He lived in the second century B. C. 2. Maimonides was not an Islamic philosopher. His philosophy was based on Judaism and Aristotle. He was also a physician to the court of Saladin and chief rabbi of Egypt.
Leff MI. SIRACH AND MAIMONIDES. JAMA. 1955;158(7):587. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960070063024