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March 22, 1902

Book Review Criticised.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(12):776. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480120034017

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Philadelpiiia, Pa., March 1, 1902.

To the Editor:  —The review of my book, "Studies of the Internal Anatomy of the Face," in your issue of January 18, reminds me of the story of a boy who was being paddled by his father for some supposed dereliction. In spite of the fact that the punishment was vigorously applied, the boy kept laughing. The old man, astonished and angry that the thrashing failed to produce its usual effect, yelled out: "What are you laughing about, you young jackanapes?" "I'm laughing at you, Dad; you're dead wrong this time. You're licking the wrong boy. I didn't do it!"Two statements are attributed to me in this review for which no foundation can be found in the book. The first of these is in the second paragraph, which says: "The illustrations are reminders to the student of anatomy that as the author remarks 'owing

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