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January 2, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(1):58. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670270062030

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, October 24, p. 1288, in the abstract of discussion of the paper of Dr. Herman Bundesen on raw foods, appeared the statement of Dr. F. C. Johnson, New Brunswick, N. J., that he had observed a case of colitis develop following the eating of California lettuce.I communicated with Dr. Johnson, and found that he referred to a technician as being a student of Dr. Kofoid of the University of California. I have communicated with Dr. Kofoid, and present a copy of his reply.Out of justice to the lettuce industry of California, and in order that your readers may not have any misapprehension regarding the lettuce grown in California, may I ask that you give Dr. Kofoid's letter publicity.W. M. Dickie, M.D., Sacramento.Secretary, California State Board of Health.

Dear Dr. Dickie:  —The statement made in Dr. Johnson's discussion of the article

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