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December 1961


Am J Dis Child. 1961;102(6):892. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1961.02080010894015

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In the September issue on page 428 of the article by Jacob Brem, M.D., and Everett A, Tuttle, Jr., M.D., entitled "The Flush Method for Blood Pressure Determination," the first sentence of the second paragraph should read

About 5 years ago, one of us (J.B.) began to experiment with a simplification of this method using thumb pressure instead of an elastic bandage.

University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia 4

EDITOR'S COMMENT  We are glad to see someone rise to the bait. Since we are more familiar with humans than hamsters, we put tongue in cheek and allowed the investigator's points of similarity between her experimental hamsters and mongoloids to stand. As we tried to point out, the interest for pediatricians here was the fact that the investigator could, with foreign biologic material, reproducibly distort the genetic information which causes the normal hamster baby to grow to a normal hamster adult. We still

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