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To the Editor.—I should like to call to your attention an error in the article "Acute Diarrheal Disorders of Newborn Infants: Differential Diagnosis," by Dr. Harold Abramson in the April 1950 issue, page 698, of the American Journal Of Diseases Of Children. I shall hope to see this error corrected.
On page 698 Dr. Abramson attributes, "The original description of this clinical entity...." in footnote 1 to Rice, Best, Frant and Abramson in papers published in 1937. Oddly, Dr. Abramson makes no mention of a paper that appeared in The Journal of the American Medical Association in the issue of April 11, 1936. On page 1256 may be found an article titled "An Epidemic of Infectious Diarrhea in the New-Born," by Barenberg, Levy and Grand, which fully presents a description of this clinical entity more than one year prior to Dr. Abramson's report of 1937!
In fact, on Oct.
GRAND MJH. ACUTE DIARRHEAL DISORDERS OF NEWBORN INFANTS. Am J Dis Child. 1950;79(6):1073. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040011092010