April 1926


Author Affiliations

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Am J Dis Child. 1926;31(4):548. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130040091013

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To the Editor:—In the American Journal of Diseases of Children31:265, appeared what purported to be an abstract but which was, in point of fact, a criticism of a paper of mine entitled "Contribution to the Rickets-Tetany Problem," which appeared in the Monatschrift für Kinderheilkunde, 31:129, 1925. I feel that I should not allow this criticism to pass without comment in justice to myself and to the clinic with which I have the honor to be connected. The abstract, being brief, is reproduced here.

"This is a discussion, chiefly theoretic, based largely on short abstracts from the work of other men, attempting to relate the problem of rickets to the pancreas. The basis of the reasoning is the finding that in tetany as well as in insulin poisoning, there is hypoglycemia.

The article contains few experimental or original observations."

I should like to say that, in the

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