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your “Editorial Council” you made a moter of unethical advertising, nor mistake and committed a wrong. I
that of his magazine as a worthy never gave you permission; you never part of medical literature. asked for it. In shaping your policy,
Very respectfully yours, I am sure you never consulted any
A. Jacobi. body who cares for the Editorial standing and progress of the profession. · That policy of yours may be
Formulas and Prescriptions. successful from a financial point of It is remarkable what respecta view, which I doubt, however; for
certain class of physicians has for what you gain in advertisers, you
complicated will lose in readers and friends.
It is an abomination.
the number of ingredients, the betmy name from the place it now oc- ter they like it, the more respect cupies and have the goodness to tell
they have for it. Well,, a formula your readers of your mistake.
may look very elaborate and be Yours truly,
worthless therapeutically imA. Jacobi.”
possible pharmaceutically. We do
not print formulae or prescriptions During the forenoon of November
haphazard. All 22nd I received the following reply:
chemical, pharmaceutic and thera“Dr. Abraham Jacobi,
peutic incompatibilities, and (bar19 E. 47th St.,
ring a typographical error) they New York City.
may be relied upon for the purposes Dear Dr.:-In reference to
for which they are recommended. telephone conversation of a few moments ago as stated, I now advise that I interpreted your letter in reply to my letter of Sept. 15th to mean that you were willing to become a
Book Notice. collaborator to the New Pediatrics. It seems that I have misunderstood
TUBERCULOSIS. A preventable and the purport of your letter for which I am exceedingly sorry since you
curable disease. By S. Adolphus would be the last gentleman in the Knopf, M.D. $2.00, net. 394 pages. world that we would care to offend, and we beg to assure you, dear Doc- Illustrated. Moffat, Yard & Co., tor, that no offence, discourtesy, or New York. 1909. anything of the kind was intended, and it will be our pleasure in our
This book is intended for the laynext issue, (December) to make the
man and a close study of it will go necessary explanation and remove your name from the place it now
far toward preventing the spread of occupies.
tuberculosis among those who liave Regretting the occurrence and imploring your forgiveness the writer to live with consumptives, and wil! begs to remain,
also teach the consumptive how to Most sincerely and respectfully yours,
avoid reinfection. But it is not only .W E. Fitch, M. D.,
to the layman that the book will Editor of Pediatrics.
prove useful—the physician will also I am sorry to say that the courteous tone of this letter does not im
glean many a useful hint from its prove Dr. Fitch's position as a pro- clear and well-written pages.
UNIV. OF Mch.
The Banquet Table.
Types of Medical Men....
Some Gratuitous Advice.
Prevention of Conception. By
Dr. Luther L. Ames.... 445
The Therapeutic Guide.
Condition of Run-Down... 449
Remarks on Cough..
Letters to the Editor.
Vesiculitis Seminalis Byron
Dr. Jacobi repudiates any con-
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