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To the Editor:
—In the editorial entitled "Plasma L. E. Test in Lupus Erythematosus" (J. A. M. A. 146:819 [June 30] 1951) it is stated that Hargraves "conceived the idea" of the plasma L. E. test and that "Haserick made the same observation" one year later. While not wishing to detract from Dr. Hargraves' splendid contribution in this field, I would like to point out that the editorial omitted the following two articles by Haserick and Bortz which were prepared prior to the appearance of Dr. Hargraves' paper on April 27, 1949 (Proc. Staff Meet. Mayo Clin. 24:234, 1949): (1) "Normal Bone Marrow Inclusion Phenomenon Induced by Lupus Erythematosus Plasma" (J. Invest. Dermat. 13:47, 1949) submitted for publication March 25, 1949, and (2) "New Diagnostic Test for Acute Disseminated Lupus Erythematosus" (Cleveland Clin. Quart. 16:158, 1949) submitted to The Journal of the American Medical Association on
Mehlek FB. PLASMA L. E. TEST IN LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS. JAMA. 1951;147(2):182. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670190082026