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October 15, 1960


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JAMA. 1960;174(7):915. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030070093029

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To the Editor:—  Many thanks for the literature about Pookashonoma (Foraker, A. C.: Pookashonoma, J. A. M. A172:212 [April 30] 1960). I gather it is quite a serious problem in Vapid City. It is not so common in New York as it was in the 1940's and I wonder whether we are missing cases or whether some environmental factor which we cannot define has operated to reduce its incidence.However, although we have been fortunate in our experience with the disease, this is no excuse for ignoring the pleas of cities and whole regions in which this dangerous problem is endemic. I have taken the liberty of passing your information on to Mr. J. Higby Farthingtrout, a well-known industrialist and philanthropist, who has expressed an interest in helping scientists who are attempting to conquer this disease.Mr. Farthingtrout, as you doubtless know, is the principal benefactor of the

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