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November 17, 1906

Misquotations of Dr. Sajous.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(20):1668-1669. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520200064014

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Philadelphia, Nov. 3, 1906.

To the Editor:  —Two letters received from New York, one from San Francisco, and a clipping from a newspaper, the New York Journal, sent by a friend, indicate that an article I read by invitation before the Medical Association of the Greater City of New York, Oct. 15, 1906, has formed the basis of sensational articles in the lay press. The gross misstatements the clipping I hold contains, e. g., that I have discovered "adrenalin" (sic); that I kept "life in the body of a dog for ten hours after its head had been removed"—a distorted reference to Dr. Crile's experiments which I quote—; the use of adrenalin to "keep life" until "water can be expelled from the lungs,"— a fact "absolutely established by experiments," but to which I do not even refer, etc.,—were such, I thought, as to protect me against imputations on the part

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