Sir.—I wish to express my strong negative reaction to the critical comments in the editorial by Edmund W. Kitch, JD.1 I found Dr Hinman's article2 explicitly clear in regard to his description of the liability crisis associated with diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine. Mr Kitch's comment
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SOMERVILL RR. DTP Vaccine and Liability. Am J Dis Child. 1986;140(12):1210–1211. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1986.02140260012003
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