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December 22, 1906

The Dangers of the X-Ray.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(25):2102-2103. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520250056013

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Philadelphia, Dec. 14, 1906.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, December 8, Dr. William Allen Pusey makes some comments on my article entitled "The Attitude of the Clinician in Regard to Exposing Patients to the X-Ray." I fully appreciate the fact that controversial correspondence is of practically no value to the profession at large, and I assure you that I shall not again, through the correspondence columns, trespass on your space in reference to this subject. I do so in this instance, not in the hope of altering Dr. Pusey's personal views, but because, like himself, I am actuated by a desire that my opinions be not put in a false light through inaccuracy on the part of myself or others.Dr. Pusey does me the undeserved honor of classing me with scientific men, and then immediately robs me of this agreeable distinction by accusing me of historical inaccuracy

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