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April 1967


Am J Dis Child. 1967;113(4):512. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1967.02090190157031

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I am writing to let you know that the comments in your letter of Oct 19, were appreciated and understood. It is true that the October issue of the American Journal of Diseases of Children did contain papers based on lambs, puppies, and rats, a makeup admittedly heavy in animal experimentation. But, the issue was dedicated to the memory of one of the great pediatric scientists of our times, namely, Daniel Cady Darrow. The published papers were solicited contributions from his pupils who, without exception, reported experiments and observations related to Darrow's life-long interests. I firmly believe that it is both right and proper that we should pause from time to time and give consideration to whatever ways may be at our disposal for honoring and doing homage to the memory of those who have contributed generously to our heritage of pediatric lore. In this instance, one way at our

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