January 14, 1911

Reporting the Case of Another

JAMA. 1911;LVI(2):138. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560020054027

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To the Editor:  —In reply to Dr. Ryan's letter the full facts of the matter are all that I want to state. On July 24, 1910, the patient in question entered the surgical service of the Cook County Hospital, of which I was senior resident surgeon, and Dr. Ryan, staff surgeon. I made the diagnosis of intestinal obstruction, and urged immediate operation. With Dr. Ryan, I participated in the operation, and I had full charge of the entire tedious postoperative treatment. Six months elapsed and no report of the case had been made, and I did not think that any objection would be made to my reporting it, since I was so closely connected with it. If I have unintentionally slighted Dr. Ryan, I take this means of asking pardon, and I am most willing to have Dr. Ryan, if he so desires, be given his share of credit in

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