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August 1963


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12 East Fourth St Monroe, Mich

Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(2):225. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590200113027

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To the Editor:—It may sound like sheer ingratitude, but I have to protest one word in the article on Marfan's syndrome by A. B. Loveman and coauthors, in spite of the fact that they quote my reports and opinions so graciously and liberally. I talked to Dr. Loveman, and it seems that an unfortunate lapsus linguae in redictating my histologic report caused "rete pegs" to be substituted for "rete ridges." The word "peg" in this connection stands for everything I have fought against in histopathologic description and anatomical teaching for many years. I have ridiculed this expression to my students, and in my exhibit on Structure and Function of Skin at the Academy and the AMA (Scientific Exhibits AMA, Grune & Stratton, 1955). I have spoken against it in my Pusey lecture on Four Dimensional Histopathology (Arch Derm 82:681, 1960). I translated Oberste-Lehn's paper on the Dermo-Epidermal Interface (Arch Derm

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