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December 7, 1907

ISOPRAL AND CHLORAL HYDRATE.COMMENTS ON THE ABOVE CRITICISM BY IMPENS.

Author Affiliations

Chief of Division of Pharmacology, Hygienic Laboratory, U. S. P. H. and M.-H. S.; Member Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry, American Medical Association. WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(23):1909-1912. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320230025001f
Abstract

Impens brings forward nothing new in this communication. Nearly half the article is taken up with quotations from other writers to support his previous contentions; the remainder is devoted to a criticism of Hatcher's methods. A very little examination suffices to show that Impens presents the matter from a most prejudiced point of view. By selecting only the parts favorable to his side and ignoring everything unfavorable his quotations of certain authors give an entirely erroneous impression of their attitude toward some of the chief points under discussion; he attributes experiments to one author (Frey) when there is evidence that this author never performed such experiments. He accepts without question other experiments, apparently favorable to his contentions, although a very little examination shows that they were made in such an unscientific way that no conclusions can safely be drawn from them. His discussion of Hatcher's results is likewise one-sided and

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