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January 18, 1902

Human and Bovine Tuberculosis.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(3):187-188. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480030045013

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Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 6, 1902.

To the Editor:  —Your editorial entitled "Human and Bovine Tuberculosis," published in your issue of the 4th inst., contains so many errors that it is surprising that it should appear in the columns of a reputable journal.May I inquire how you know that the "experiment was poorly conceived" and "lacked many of the essentials for a satisfactory scientific proof of what it was intended to show"? Your only authority must have been the daily press, to the representatives of which I declined to give the details for the reason that I did not desire the publicity it would entail before the test was finished. As usual, the story was made up from meager information largely obtained from hearsay, and it went out as coming from me. Had you wished to know the truth of the matter, I would gladly have furnished it at

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