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October 24, 1990

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction Department: The Surgeon, the Radiologist, the Authors, and JAMA Got it Right

Author Affiliations

University of Minnesota Medical School Minneapolis

University of Minnesota Medical School Minneapolis

JAMA. 1990;264(16):2076. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03450160044024

To the Editor. —  When I read the article entitled "Reperfusion Pulmonary Edema,"1 I was confused by the roentgenograms in Fig 2, in which the preoperative chest film is clearly that of a female patient and the postoperative chest film taken 5 hours after aneurysmectomy is a male patient. Is there a mix-up in the roentgenograms, or was some other surgical procedure performed as well?