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June 1940


Author Affiliations

Milbank Memorial Fund, New York.
University of Georgia Medical School, Augusta.
University of Georgia Medical School, Augusta.
United States Public Health Service, Washington, D. C.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;23(6):1322. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00860131484019

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To the Editor:  —A letter by Dr. L. V. Johnson and Mr. R. E. Eckardt was published in the March number of the Archives under the heading "Is the Onset of Interstitial Keratitis Related to Riboflavin Deficiency?" (page 631). This letter criticizes us for the wording of a news release published in the Cleveland Press of Feb. 3, 1940 and does not refer to our publication on the subject entitled "Ocular Manifestations of Ariboflavinosis" (Pub. Health Rep. 55: 157 [Jan. 26] 1940). We feel that we should call attention to the fact that the letter of Dr. Johnson and Mr. Eckardt does not refute any of the evidence in our paper. It should be unnecessary for us to point out that we have no control over the public press.We do not desire to enter into a controversy on the subject, and we feel that our published observations are sufficiently

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