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January 3, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(1):26-27. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390760034011

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Detroit, Mich., December 15, 1884.

To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:

The Journal of the 29th ult. contained a report of a case of " Unilocular Ovarian Cyst weighing ninety-five pounds, successfully removed by Dr. George E. Ranney, of Lansing, Michigan." In this report Dr. Ranney claims to have performed the operation, and generously gives Dr. Post, of Lansing, and myself, credit for valuable assistance which we rendered him. Inasmuch as the Medical Age, of this city, in its issue of October 25, contained a notice of this same case in which I was credited with having performed the operation, assisted by Dr. Ranney and others, the discrepancy has called forth sufficient comment to warrant, if not, indeed, to demand a statement from me. This statement I am constrained to make rather in the interest of truth and honesty than from a desire to enter into

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