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Philadelphia, Pa., July 26, 1895.
To the Editor:
—Referring to your valued Journal of the 13th inst., page 85,I would respectfully call your attention to an error in the article on "Tuckahoe," in the statement that trained dogs are used to hunt the truffle in the Old World; in France, in which nearly four-fifths of the entire production is found, trained pigs are used. They are mostly muzzled by a ring around the jaw to prevent their swallowing the delicacy. The sense of smell in these pigs is very highly developed, the truffles being often exceedingly deep underground.Asking pardon for thus bothering you, I remain,Yours sincerely,
Bohn SH. More about Truffles.. JAMA. 1895;XXV(5):208. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430310036011