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May 5, 1917


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JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(18):1339. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270050041022

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To the Editor:  —In the February, 1917, number of the Medical World, a medical monthly published in Philadelphia, there appeared an article under the title, "An Effort to Standardize Myocardial Capacity with Reference to Early Diagnosis of Tuberculosis." The article was signed Harley Stamp, M.D., Harvey Laboratory for Research in Blood Pressure, University of Pennsylvania.I wish to call attention to the fact that there is no such laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, and also that the name of Harley Stamp does not appear in the Directory of the American Medical Association. I believe that the title M.D. is an assumed one. Harley Stamp does hold, I am told, the degree of A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania, and he has been working in the Zoology Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania. Carved on the walls of this laboratory are the names of a number of celebrated biologists and

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