[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
November 29, 1919


JAMA. 1919;73(22):1716-1717. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610480066030

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, Oct. 25, 1919, appeared a letter from Surgeon-General Blue, U. S. Public Health Service, relative to statements on the above subject made by me. To this letter I reply because Dr. Blue makes certain incorrect statements.In a letter dated October 17, Dr. Blue sends me his letter to The Journal accompanied by a letter in which he states that my article contains "a number of misstatements," whereas, in the article for publication which he headed "Correction of Erroneous Statements in the Chicago Daily Tribune," he describes my article "as so misleading." He brands two of my statements as misstatements.1 A third statement made by me he pronounces correct in his letter to me. The several other statements are not touched on. Even though he had made his point, the headlines and his several characterizations would not have been justified, and he himself