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To the Editor:
—Our attention has been called to the fact that in our paper "Vertebral Compression Fractures Sustained During Convulsions," in the March issue (Arch. Surg.42:550, 1941), we used material from an article by Dr. O. Theodore Roberg Jr. which appeared in the July 1937 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery without giving credit to the author.We wish to apologize for our action, which would appear to be deliberate plagiarism. The original manuscript, prepared by Dr. Androp in longhand, shows quotation marks before and after the material quoted. Our intention was to give Dr. Roberg full credit, but the quotation marks were inadvertently omitted in the typing of the material from the longhand manuscript.
Androp S, Margolin ES, Marshall JH, Rittenhouse M. AN APOLOGY. Arch Surg. 1941;43(2):326. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1941.01210140160012