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September 17, 1898

Dr. Scheppegrell's Book.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(12):669-670. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450120043014

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New Orleans, Sept. 6, 1898.

To the Editor:  —On my return to the city, a few days ago, I noted the reference to my recently published work on "Electricity in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear," among the Book Notices in your issue of August 20.An author naturally expects various kinds of criticisms, but the writer in medical literature has reason to believe that his work will receive fair attention at the hands of the more important medical journals, and that the criticisms will be made by some one competent to judge of the merits or defects of his work.In the case of the Journal of the American Medical Association, there is, according to my opinion, more than the usual relation between subscriber and editor. This journal is the official organ, in fact the mouth-piece, of the American Medical Association. In other

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