October 27, 1894

About Rotten Row.

JAMA. 1894;XXIII(17):652. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421220024009

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Chicago, Oct. 8, 1894.

To the Editor:  On my return from a summer vacation, in glancing over the medical literature that has accumulated on my library table, I find among the articles attracting my attention one appearing under the name of our eminent colleague, Prof. Edmund Andrews, of Chicago. In this he makes a most earnest, well-timed, and important plea for the use of English, pure and undefiled, in the writing of medical articles. Far too little attention has been given to this subject in this country. In England and in France, a man appealing in print to the attention of his confrères, must, in order to secure a hearing, use his native language in its purity and simplicity.But Professor Andrews has made a singular error in his interesting paper to which I desire to call your attention. He refers to the title, "Rotten Row," the name of one

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