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To the Editor:—
This time it is no accolade. Please refer to the first line, left-hand column, The Journal, Sept. 10, page 174. I quote: "The eyelids and the middle ear (ceruminous glands secrete the yellow pigment in ear wax)."Even an erudite, astute and educated editor occasionally stumps his toe. As I recall, the middle ear contains the incus, the stapes, and the malleus. Tis, of course, a minor mistake in the editorial entitled "The Sweat That Smells." Since we both love and admire the Lancet, I'll bet they would have entitled this editorial, "The Sweat That Stinks."Yes, I stumped my toe.—Ed.
Schouch AG. THE APOCRINE SWEAT GLANDS. JAMA. 1960;174(16):2087. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030160073025