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January 28, 1974


JAMA. 1974;227(4):439. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230170054019

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To the Editor.—  Dr. Ricketts said:"Nevertheless, the use of surgery to mitigate violent behavior raises serious questions. Some of these, posed by the writer to the authors, appear in the first column on page 768 without, however, very satisfactory answers. That such answers, as the authors state, have been attempted in a previous paper is not helpful to readers of the present contribution, where they also belong."The question posed by Dr. Ricketts involved the publication of the entire paper entitled "The Role of Limbic Brain Dysfunction in Aggression," which appears in the most recent issue of the Research Publications of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease. This would have increased the length of our communication by three or four pages and many references. It was the solution of your editorial board to publish this information in the form in which it appeared.I am quite