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May 1965


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New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center New York, NY 10021

Am J Dis Child. 1965;109(5):468-469. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1965.02090020470023

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To the Editor: Doctor Goddard's letter contains misstatements of fact which we should like to correct.

First, we refer to Dr. Goddard's allegation that the paper as published "contained errors in the text and inaccuracies in the figures and tables" which required "extensive revision of the basic tables and text." We have furnished the editor of the American Journal of Diseases of Children with a copy of the manuscript that Dr. Goddard refers to as a "radically revised manuscript." This was prepared eight months after our paper as published was completed. A careful study of this "radically revised manuscript" simply does not support the implication in Dr. Goddard's letter that the tables and text required extensive revision or indeed that the text as published was radically revised. We are gratified that Dr. Goddard acknowledges that the conclusions in the "radically revised manuscript" are similar to the

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