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To the Editor:—
In The Journal, March 12, page 1166, in an editorial entitled "The Last of the Hopkins Four," there was comment on the death of Dr. Howard C. Kelly and a reference to a biography under the same name. When I referred to the title page of "The Vermaform Appendix and its Diseases," written by Dr. Kelly and Dr. Hurdon and published in 1905 by W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, I found that the name given to the author of this work is Howard A. Kelly. My best recollection is that his middle name was Atwood. I am at a loss to understand how such an error, typographic or otherwise, was permitted to enter The Journal, and I believe that an appropriate correction is in order.
Musser HH. W. M. I.. JAMA. 1960;173(4):445. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020220119027