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To the Editor.
—A recent review of my bibliography revealed a list of 12 articles which had been rejected, but fortunately found a berth elsewhere. While obviously biased about one's own literary effort, I was impressed with the fact that these were the very papers in which something new, provocative, or nonconformist was expressed.In "Push Fluids" (Amer J Surg11:39-44 [Jan] 1931) the danger of zealous postoperative administration of fluids was illustrated by case reports antedating the classic studies of Frederick Coller and his associates. In "Reflex Dystrophy of the Extremities" in the Archives (34:939-995 [May] 1937), I made an attempt to delineate a syndrome designated by a variety of names, such as Sudeck's atrophy, acute atrophy of bone, traumatic angiospasm, chronic traumatic edema, minor causalgia, peripheral acute trophoneurosis, reflex nervous atrophy or dystrophy, and posttraumatic osteoporosis. The editor of the rejecting journal made some critical comments
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