To the Editor: The paper "Bacterial Interference"1 which appeared in the September 1964 issue of the Journal contains misrepresentations of sponsorship and certain misstatements of fact, the correction of which should be made a matter of record.
The work presented in this article was jointly sponsored by the Communicable Disease Center of the US Public Health Service and the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga. It was not sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, nor was it supported by the New York Health Research Council.
The field work was done at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. The extensive laboratory work was performed at the CDC Laboratories in Atlanta. The study was initiated and all of the field and laboratory work was carried to successful completion while the senior author of the paper which you have published was
GODDARD JL. BACTERIAL INTERFERENCE. Am J Dis Child. 1965;109(5):468. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1965.02090020470021