November 1983

A 'First'-Reply

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(11):2220. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350110214059

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In Reply.  —Our faces are red! The sentence to which Dr Crislip refers is as follows: "A serum sample, obtained on admission but analyzed after the patient died by high-pressure liquid chromatography, disclosed a theophylline concentration of 80 mg/L." This represents not a scientific "first," but rather an age-old problem of overly enthusiastic editing! The authors are innocent. Our thanks to Dr Crislip for enlivening these editorial pages!— Ed.

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