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April 1, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLIV(13):1038-1039. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500400042009

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Shortly after the publication of Dr. Reed's report on "Isthmian Sanitation," March 11, we wrote to the Isthmian Canal Commission, tendering the columns of The Journal for the publication of their reply, which, consequently, appears in this issue. A copy of the reply in proof was forwarded to Dr. Reed with a proffer of such space as he might desire for a rejoinder. To this tender we have received the following reply:

"Cincinnati, March 28, 1905.

"Accept my thanks for your tender of The Journal for a rejoinder to the commission's reply to my report. It seems to me, however, that the commission has made so many specific admissions fatal to its own contention and confirmatory of my charges, and by labored explanation has so endeavored to obscure the real issue in other particulars, that there is but little left to say. I shall, however, put that little into the

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