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3910 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Aug. 26, 1895.
To the Editor:
—In our Journal for the 17th inst., appears a notice of the third volume of the "Twentieth Century Practice of Medicine," in which I am charged with "looseness in the manner of quotation" in my section on the Diseases of Occupations. The charge is based, so well as I can understand it, upon the alleged fact that in quoting a passage from Patissier I did not give credit to the real author and that I ascribed sentiments to Patissier which he did not express.The exact facts are as follows:Patissier, a French author, in his Traité des Maladies des Artisans (Paris, 1822) page 196, writing of pastry-cooks, says that Cadet-Gassicourt said that these workmen are less debauched than bakers and more gentle and more sociable. Patissier does not include this statement from Cadet-Gassicourt in quotation marks, nor give the
Lloyd JH. Is After the Reviewer. JAMA. 1895;XXV(9):380. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430350036010
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