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The article in The Journal on DDT (229:571, 1974) by Thomas H. Jukes, PhD, drew some broadcast fire from Barry Commoner, PhD, who wrote that the risks of DDT to man had been belittled. Dr. Jukes provided us with a lengthy documentation in rebuttal. However, we will publish, eventually, a letter from Charles F. Wurster, PhD, dealing largely with experiments in animals on carcinogenicity of DDT, probably with a response from Dr. Jukes. Refutation of a broadcast in these columns doesn't work. A few other letters, none from physicians, skirted other facets of the problem.
Joseph Westermeyer, MD, of Minneapolis, would rebuke Spudis and Griffin's use of the phrase, "permanent psychiatric incarceration" (229:1636, 1974). He knows no instance in the United States of involuntary psychiatric hospitalization considered "permanent."
Brooks A. Mick, MD, of Findlay, Ohio, reports a similar case (229:1636) of Adams-Stokes attacks associated with hysteria, suggesting that a background
From the Editor's Desk. JAMA. 1974;230(11):1513. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03240110017010
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