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To the Editor:
—In an otherwise excellent article on electron microscopy of the limiting membrane of the retina and pigment epithelium, Fine (Arch. Ophthal. 66:847, 1961) uses the umlaut word drüsen. This is the plural of the German word Drüse which means a gland. Obviously this has nothing to do with the excrescences of the limiting membrane he is describing. What he has in mind are "drusen" without an umlaut, which is a crystallographic term for an accumulation of minerals and crystals. This may be a minor point, but such minor mistakes are an eye-sore for the purist.
—This was not the author's mistake. It occurred somewhere along the manuscript processing trail. We are grateful to Dr. Blodi for calling it to our attention.
Blodi FC. DRUSEN AND DRÜSEN. Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;67(5):687. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020687031