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To the Editor.—
The letter from Dr Sackler (235:598, 1976) mentions me by name 15 times—an interesting circumstance in view of the alleged distaste for ad hominem statements that Sackler attributes to himself. Once again, his verbosity is exceeded only by his failure to do his homework.I object to Dr Sackler's allegation that I practice "guilt by association," in view of the connotations that such a charge can have. I reserve the right to record and compare published statements made by individuals. The ad hominem attacks on the late Mr Rodale made by Sackler are inappropriate; as a layman, Mr Rodale had a right to propose a theory.Robert Rodale replaced his father, J. I. Rodale, as editor of Prevention magazine, which carried an article (October 1975, p 89) by Arthur P. Robinson, PhD, Director of the Linus Pauling Institute. It speaks of Robert Rodale chattily as "Bob." On
Jukes TH. Megavitamin Therapy. JAMA. 1976;235(18):1965. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03260440021006