November 22, 1976

Three Out of Four

Author Affiliations

Wyncote, Pa

JAMA. 1976;236(21):2394. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270220016019

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To the Editor.—  In an editorial "Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome" (236:292, 1976), Dr Hussey makes a minor geographical error when he refers to Hawaii as the farthest west of the United States.May I point out that Alaska, not Hawaii, is indeed the farthest west of the United States. This, of course, is by virtue of the fact that the Aleutian Islands, which are a part of Alaska, extend beyond 180° longitude west. Thus, Alaska is not only our farthest north and west state, but, interestingly enough, our farthest east as well.