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May 1, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VI(18):498. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250050022009

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To the EDITOR of the Journal: 

Dear Sir:  —My attention was to-day called to an editorial in your journal of the 10th inst., under the heading of "Injustice to Fancourt Barnes," which does me great injustice. I therefore request that you give this note equal prominence in an early issue.My name having been misprinted "Cutler" in the review, and the fact that Barnes's book contains a greater number of words than mine, are claimed as proofs that the reviewer was not familiar with either book. A careful comparison shows that Dr. Barnes copied all of my words and definitions, with one or two exceptions. Most of the errors copied could not have been made so continuously and peculiarly alike had not the printer of Barnes's book used my printed page as part of his copy. Such uniform, exact and constant repetition of definitions, punctuation, etc., in their sequence throughout

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