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To the Editor:
—For those ophthalmologists interested in an answer to the criticism by Jan Schwarz (Mycotic Infection, Correspondence, A. M. A. Archives Ophth.49:587, 1953) of my article entitled "Ocular Aspects of Mycotic Infection" (A. M. A. Arch. Ophth.47:354-382, 1952), I submit the following comments, albeit with the feeling that no answer is often better for our American medical literature than undocumented disputation over points of small importance, which should be relegated to the footnotes if published at all. However, the repeated statements that the original article was riddled with mistakes make a rebuttal necessary.The original article, documented with over 200 published references, and with several hundred others not published, remains subject to few changes even now, more than three years after the basic survey was made. Changes in the classification of fungi, as seen from a study of "The International Rules for Botanical Nomenclature,"
Birge HL. MYCOTIC INFECTION. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1953;50(4):540-541. doi:10.1001/archopht.1953.00920030548016