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To the Editor
—Dr. von Noorden's article ("Intoxication Proceeding from the Intestine, Especially Polyneuritis," The Journal, Jan. 11, 1913, p. 101), has interested me greatly, for I enjoy criticism and find that it is useful, even when it is incorrect and unjust.I do not exactly understand why Dr. von Noorden declares my theory of auto-intoxication unscientific. Is it because it has not been proved in all details? On this point he and I are in agreement, for I have always hoped to see the scientific proof that the works of Charrin alone have announced. Is it because I advised (ten years ago, page 292) the estimation of the natural aromatic substances to demonstrate intestinal auto-intoxication since the sulpho-ethers [ethereal sulphates] do not give an exact idea because they do not contain the group combined with glycuronic acid (page 293)? If so, why does Dr. von Noorden employ exactly the
Combe A. Farinaceous Diet and Auto-Intoxication. JAMA. 1913;60(18):1378–1379. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340180040019
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