Arecent communication1 to The Journal, which does not appear elsewhere in this issue, suggests that our Letters section can use a little "beefing up." Specifically our reader-writer (hereinafter referred to as Dr. X) compares The Journal's correspondence section with that of another wellknown and widely distributed medical journal in whose pages he appears with frequency. Dr. X suggest that we (1) devote more page space to letters from readers, (2) become less selective and give more people an opportunity to see their name (sic) in print, and (3) shoot for a shorter interval between receipt of a letter and its publication. Dr. X is certain that by initiating a policy implementing these points, our Letters column will receive the "shot in the arm it needs." He states further that he is ready to stand behind his statements and to play an active role "in this (ad)venture."
Whereas the editors
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