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December 1961


Arch Otolaryngol. 1961;74(6):712. doi:10.1001/archotol.1961.00740030725020

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To the Editor: I should like to express my approval of your innovation, "Letters to the Editor," in the Archives.

It has prompted me to write to you on one aspect of this journal. I refer to the titles of the papers submitted. I have for long felt that the wording of titles frequently fails badly in its prime purpose, namely to indicate to the reader the approximate contents of the paper and to give some idea as to whether the paper is likely to prove of interest and worth embarking upon. To illustrate my point I would mention 2 examples from the June number of the Archives, which are almost laughable in their absurdity. On the cover appears a paper Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy. One has to turn to the article to read in very small print, Their Relation to Asthma in the Allergic Child. In other words, the paper

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