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December 8, 1917


JAMA. 1917;LXIX(23):1994-1995. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590500076030

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, Nov. 10, 1917, p. 1645, appeared a review of the book by Carrel and Dehelly on "The Treatment of Infected Wounds." The larger part of the "review" is devoted to adverse criticism of statements ascribed to myself. While I am in no way responsible and had no previous knowledge of the matter in the book in question, the reviewer indulges in so many statements that are misleading or incorrect, that I deem it desirable to draw attention to the matter. In doing so, I wish to confine myself as far as possible to definite questions of fact, believing that the obvious animus of the reviewer will be adequately recognized by those who have interest in such matters.The reviewer apparently regards it as fair play to record a list of antiseptics with which I have worked and to attach to them fantastic names which

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