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November 25, 1905

Priority in Splenic Blood Research.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(22):1671. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510220057016

Omaha, Nov. 16, 1905.

To the Editor:  —My attention has just been called to an error made in my paper, "Indications for the Removal of the Pathologic Spleen," in The Journal, Sept. 2, 1905. Through some inadvertence I stated that Arteage preceded Dr. Edward T. Williams (not Williamson), of Boston, in the demonstration of nucleated red blood corpuscles in animal spleens. I find that this was an error and that Dr. Williams deserves priority in this matter, having published articles in American Medicine, April 26, 1902, and Nov. 28, 1903, on this subject.

A Hint for the Anesthetist.  —When it is necessary for the anesthetist to hold the patient's jaw forward, he will obviate much subsequent soreness by exerting the pressure on only one side at a time.—Medical Standard.