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September 9, 1974

From the Editor's Desk

JAMA. 1974;229(11):1423. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230490025016

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Brian Arundel, from the Ackworth School in Pontefract, Yorks, England, wants to locate Dr. John Fothergill's hat-box, with its brass initials, JF, on the lid.

Clarence W. Olsen, MD, of Loma Linda, Calif, wonders why we aren't concerned about risks of talc inhalation from baby powder.

Trampoline injuries are again accented by Israel H. Weiner, MD, of Baltimore, who thinks it would be reasonable to ban entirely the sale or use of this device.

Calcium carbonate, lactate, or gluconate are suggested by E. W. Bennett, MD, of Little Rock, Ark, for amelioration of symptoms of migraine. He also finds calcium beneficial in hangovers, delirium tremens, and epilepsy.

From Fernandina Beach, Fla, Dr. Robert Craig tells of a pressurized dispensing-can injury. A boy, close to an incinerator in which such a can was discarded, was injured in the abdomen when the can exploded. A second-degree burn at site of impact was