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September 23, 1893

To Whom Credit is Due.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(13):464. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420650030005

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To the Editor:  —In your issue of Sept. 16, there appears a letter from Dr. Hinde, in which he calls attention to a certain oversight in giving due credit for our joint report of a case. "Periodically Recurring Oculo-motor Paralysis." The facts are that Dr. Hinde first saw the case and credit is due him alone for having differentiated this rare condition. The case was shown me and I subsequently made an exhaustive study of the bibliography which, with the notes of the case formed the first paper published in the Medical Record. No one regrets more than myself the fact that Dr. Hinde has not been credited with this interesting observation, and I now wish distinctly to state that I had nothing to do with the case further than that I examined it, studied the literature, and wrote the first paper.Dr. Hinde says in closing that credit ought

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