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In The Journal, February 24, page 438, in the discussion of Dr. Toomey's paper by Dr. Hoyne, the statement that, "if the diagnosis is verified either by a blood culture or possibly by a smear from petechiae in the skin, usually a lumbar puncture is necessary" should read "... is not necessary."
Stiff Neck and Meningeal Irritation.—. JAMA. 1945;127(10):609. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860100053017
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