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May 14, 1898

Air is Food; Nitrogen; Correction.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(20):1186. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440720050015

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New York City.

To the Editor:  —In your issue of Feb. 12, 1898, there were omissions in "Air is Food; Nitrogen": page 365, column 1, lines 46 to 52; page 366, column 1, lines 1 to 5, 6 to 9, 16 to 20, 25 to 29, 34 to 39. These were quotations from the late Dr. W. Thornton of Boston. My explanation is that said quotations were in Prof. W. B. McVey's contribution and that I did not know they were Dr. Thornton's. Professor McVey says that he thought he had given credit. As he is now investigating N. on these lines, it is to be hoped that Dr. E. C. Hebbard of Boston (who kindly brought the matter to my attention and whom I thank), and all who feel that N. is not given its due dynamic influence, will work together, especially now when the whole world has been

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