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January 31, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(5):137-139. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390800025010

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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association.  In the Journal of the 3d inst. appears a statement from Dr. E. W. Jenks, of Detroit, claiming to have been the principal in making an operation which I performed and reported to the Journal of the 29th of November last. Dr. Jenks says: "I was waited on by Dr. Ranney on the 6th of October last, and received from him a description of the case referred to, and a statement of his relations to it. He had assumed charge of it, and had advised an operation, which he had engaged himself to undertake. It was one the importance of which he fully realized, and the realization convinced him of the advisability of having present at the operation some operator of experience."This much is true, though I did not call upon Dr. Jenks with the intention of asking

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