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March 19, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(12):335. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391370027010

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Dear Sir:  —In his excellent paper entitled "Can the Cæsarean Section be Safely Substituted for Craniotomy in the United States at the Present Time," published in The Journal of February 12, 1887, and in the scientific conclusions of which I fully concur, my friend, Dr. J. Taber Johnson, in one place mentions me in a way that may give rise to misunderstanding, if not corrected. He says: "To quote from recent authority, in the October number of the American Journal of Obstetrics, page 1021, by Garrigues, who claims that the Sänger method should as properly be called by his name as by Sänger's, and further, that there is really nothing in this 'method' after all, as the most successful operators get on bet ter without it—Garrigues says," etc. To those who have not read my paper, or who have forgotten the particulars of it, the first assertion looks as if

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