To the Editor: In his criticism of your editorial, Dr. Harer states that the articles I have been writing on the nursing shortage, the first of which was published in 1955, "start out with an unfounded assumption and lead to illogical conclusions." Dr. Harer does not mention which of my several articles he refers to, nor does he describe the alleged "assumption" and the alleged "illogical conclusions." Without such explanation or documentation, I do not see how I can answer this statement, as no basis for rational discussion has been developed.
Dr. Harer states further that my articles "have been discussed in detail, and the fallacies contained in them have been adequately refuted by economists and other persons who are well informed on the subject of nursing education." This appears to be another generalization without specificity or documentation. The alleged "fallacies" are not described (incidentally, just how does one refute
HALE T. THE NURSING SHORTAGE-Reply. Arch Otolaryngol. 1965;82(3):326–327. doi:10.1001/archotol.1965.00760010328027
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