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To the Editor:—
Anyone puzzled by the reported return of the AMA survey team from Saigon (AMA-GRAMS, 195, March 14, adv p 9) before their reported departure (same issue, adv p 36) would do well to brush up on his relativity. According to the "theory" an event can be seen to happen before or after another depending on the velocity of the observer. If the latter travels faster than the speed of light, past history will unravel itself before his eyes in the reverse order.Nothing could be simpler. The velocity-mad reporters are now probably watching the battle of Dien Phu.Looking forward to their next exciting report from their supraorbital vehicle, I am,
Samuel Bigg. After and Before. JAMA. 1966;196(11):1028. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100240162058