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April 13, 1895

The Warren Formula.

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(15):563. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430150033014

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Roslindale, Mass., March 29, 1895.

To the Editor:  —Will you kindly give me the name of the writer of the answer to "Injections in Hernia," printed on page 418, March 16 issue of the Journal? I want to learn the page in Heaton on the "Cure of Rupture" where that formula occurs. As a fact the formula is copied from page 65 of "A Plea for the Cure of Rupture," by Jos. H. Warren, A.M., M.D., LL.D. You will find other formulæ on page 57. Heaton used only oak bark, pure and simple. The formula that you print was first used by my father, Dr. Warren, and was an improvement on Heaton's crude method. Heaton's book was published in 1877. My father's books were dated 1880 and 1884, and were considered authoritative.I fail to see how such a flagrant mis-statement as crediting the formula to Heaton could possibly have

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