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To the Editor:
—The editorial on "Heroism and Scientific Progress" in The Journal, February 6, rightly calls attention to the sacrifices made in the progress of medicine. Without any intention of detracting from the credit of the three men mentioned as martyrs to science, I cannot see why these have been selected above others who deserve equal credit, having paid the price of their devotion with their lives.In this country the name of James Francis Coneffe should always be mentioned in connection with that of Ricketts, since he died of the same disease as Ricketts, contracted during his experiments on it. Thomas L. McClintick of the Public Health Service, and A. H. McCray of the Montana State Board of Health, lost their lives while working on Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and deserve equal honor with those who you have mentioned. Among foreigners, the brilliant Walter Myers lost his life
Ravenel MP. "HEROISM AND SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS". JAMA. 1926;86(8):571. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670340049029
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