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April 18, 1925


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Newark, N. J.

JAMA. 1925;84(16):1233. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660420071024

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To the Editor:  —Dr. Addis does a service by taking advantage of his extremely interesting observations on casts to point out the apparent lack of interest in morphology, as contrasted with function (The Journal, April 4). As a matter of fact, however, these broad types of casts have been discussed on rare occasions, although never in such a vivid concrete way as has Dr. Addis.Professor von Jaksch first called my attention to them many years ago, and no student of his was ever allowed to miss seeing them. I am also under a distinct impression that they have been referred to in works by Quensel, Oertel and Senator.In a paper which Dr. Addis could not reasonably be expected to have come across in his survey of the literature, mention of the existence of such casts was made with the mere statement that their presence suggested some distention of

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