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May 1925


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;11(5):662. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370050085007

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To the Editor:—  In our article entitled "Congenital Ectodermal Defect" published in The Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology for December, 1924, an unintentional injustice was done Dr. Henry B. Richardson of the Russell Sage Institute of Pathology. Our patient was investigated by Dr. Richardson in connection with extensive original basal metabolism research with the calorimeter. Through an unfortunate misunderstanding; his tests on our patient were published in our paper without specific permission, and while we credited the Institute with the work we failed to state that the tests were part of the original investigation being conducted by Dr. Richardson.In an editorial published in The Journal of the American Medical Association for Feb. 14, 1925, which comments on our article, the reader gains the impression that we did the basal metabolism work, which, of course, is erroneous.The misunderstanding has interfered with the publication of Dr. Richardson's work, for which

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