To the Editor.—
In the Jan 11, 1985, issue, the authors of the article, "Lightning Injury With Survival in Five Patients,"1 state the following: "Reports of lightning injuries range from the anecdotal to collective reviews of large numbers of patients injured in natural electrocutions." I bring to the attention of the authors and the editors that if someone is electrocuted he dies. If someone is merely injured, the term "electrocution" is incorrect.
Holloway JE. Strike Me Dead!. JAMA. 1985;254(23):3312. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03360230042017