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September 1971


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Dermatology Service Veterans Administration Hospital 1201 NW 16th St Miami, Fla 33125

Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(3):327-328. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000210101022

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To the Editor.—  Everyone has taken examinations containing poorly written, ambiguous questions and most would agree these questions are frequently more difficult to answer correctly than more demanding, well written ones. The March 1971 issue of the Archives offers a unique opportunity to evaluate an ambiguous poorly written examination question since it also contains an article concerning the subject about which the question was written. I am referring to the "Test Your Knowledge" question on page 261 and the communication on "Blood Levels of Methotrexate and the Treatment of Psoriasis" by Halprin et al, on pages 243 to 249.Anyone who read this article and then attempted to answer this question discovered a number of essential facts had been omitted. For example, is the examiner referring to oral or parenteral absorption in human or animal subjects following single or multiple doses of large or small quantities of the drug? What

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