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January 28, 1950


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Monrovia, Calif.

JAMA. 1950;142(4):277. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910220057027

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To the Editor:—  In the current comment on page 1238 of The Journal of Dec. 24, 1949, you called attention to my new conception of the auscultatory murmur, for which I wish to thank you. I think it would have been well if you had given references to the articles that I have published. In this day, when physical diagnosis is being so much neglected, I have been surprised at the number of persons who have been interested in these papers. I have had more requests for reprints of these articles than of any papers that I have ever published; they have come from all parts of the world, even South Africa, Israel and India. The articles referred to are: Auscultation: A New Appraisal (Am. Rev. Tuberc.56: 1, 1947), An Historical Review of the Physical Examination of the Chest (Ann. Int. Med.30: 766, 1949) and Auscultation: A New

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