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July 30, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(5):252-254. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450050050016

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Richmond, Ind.

To the Editor:  —I am quite disposed to favor the writer of the article on "Appendicitis" in the Journal of May 14, as I am perhaps the cause of several articles which have appeared in the Journal.... Dr. Carstens has made the amende honorable in the same propositions, which I quote from his second article in the Journal of February 19. Apropos, the London medical men are and have been laughing over the question of "What is Fame?" which was brought out by the indifferent regard to such names as Treves and Talamon, when such names are quoted with much gusto, as Price, Deaver, Murphy, Fowler, Morris and others. The last mentioned, as if aching for a controversy, thrust in his lance of the quill, hoping somebody would recognize him as the New York gladiator on this important topic.First then to Dr. Carstens' propositions, viz.: 1. " He

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