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November 29, 1884


JAMA. 1884;III(22):614. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390710026010

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72 Lafayette Ave., Detroit Mich., November 18, 1884.

To the Editor.—Dear Sir:  In your issue of 15th inst., Dr. R. S. Sutton invites me to recall a fatal case of ovariotomy in my practice which occurred at Lansing, Mich., in January last, and of which he claims to have in his possession a certificate of death. In reply I must absolutely decline any such invitation, and must say to Dr. Sutton that any such certificate is either a gross blunder or a wicked forgery. The simple fact is that I have never in my life performed ovariotomy at Lansing nor upon a Lansing patient any where at any time. In the face of Dr. R. S. Sutton's repeated assaults upon my reputation for truth and veracity, I hope that I may be allowed to say here that if anything could exceed the grotesqueness of that gentleman's frantic efforts

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