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To the Editor:—I notice that in his paper, "A New Treatment for Vincent's Angina" (ARCH. OTOLARYNG. 7:166 [Feb.] 1928) Dr. R. G. Reeves claims that acriviolet is a specific in the treatment of this disease.
The title would lead the members of the medical profession to believe that Dr. Reeves is the first to use acriviolet in the treatment of Vincent's angina. May I correct this impression by calling attention to the paper that I wrote in May, 1924, and read before the meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society at St. Louis, and published in the Laryngoscope in August, 1924? Under the title Vincent's angina, it will be seen that I called the attention of the medical profession to the value of acriviolet in the treatment of this disease. This was followed by another paper, published by Dr. A. J. Herzig in the Laryngoscope, June,
ABRAHAM JH. TREATMENT OF VINCENT'S ANGINA. Arch Otolaryngol. 1928;8(1):100. doi:10.1001/archotol.1928.00620020108016