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December 2, 1961

Improvement in Surgical Drains-Reply

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Washington Hospital Center, Washington 10, D.C.

JAMA. 1961;178(9):966-967. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040480096029

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To the Editor:—  Will Dr. Touroff please accept my heartfelt apology for not having reviewed the literature sufficiently to have come upon his recommendation in 1931 in the Annals of Surgery? I assure you that I am most embarrassed and I know that Dr. Flax undoubtedly feels the same embarrassment that I do. It would seem only natural, having come upon Dr. Beneventi's article in 1953, that we should assume his priority, but obviously we were in error.

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