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To the Editor.—
In the April issue of the Archives appeared an editorial signed with initials, in the next to the last paragraph of which an unnamed investigator of ringworm fungi was contemptuously criticized. The account of this worker's career so accurately identifies a former assistant and collaborator of mine that no one who has known him can help recognizing that the attack was aimed at him. Indeed, a number of readers independently recognized him in the description and spoke to him about it.Since this work is being done in my laboratory I feel that I should not permit the statements made in this editorial to remain uncorrected. The assertion that the work consists in the collection of cultures taken at random by a technician, from unrecorded cases, is quite at variance with the facts. The investigation was carefully planned after discussion with me. So far it has been
Zinsser H. "THE NEED FOR THE STUDY OF RINGWORM IN AMERICA". Arch Derm Syphilol. 1920;2(1):67–68. doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350070072010