Volume s1-21, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


My dear Sir:

In the paper “Some Contributions of United States Naval Medical Officers,” the presidential address of Charles S. Butler before the American Academy of Tropical Medicine published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine, Volume 21, pages 13 to 34, there appears in Part 4 a destructive criticism of the definition of Yaws appearing in the Oxford Loose-Leaf Medicine and the implication that I am responsible for this since the author of this chapter is not given. This definition is quoted from the chapter written by Admiral Stitt, and since its publication in about 1922, Admiral Stitt has not availed himself of numerous requests to make any revision of this chapter, and presumably of this definition, that he thought desirable.

I as editor of the Oxford Medicine take no responsibility for statements appearing in chapters published under the names of the responsible authors, my responsibility being limited to the selection of authors who in my judgment are competent to write said chapters.


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