Volume 26, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


To the Editor:

Excuse our rather tardy response to the letter of Dr. Allen W. Cheever regarding our article, “Tissue degradation of calcific eggs” which appeared in the 595–601 (1976).

In our paper we compared and discussed the available data on egg degradation in man and the mouse, and stated, “It may be unjustified to extrapolate calcific egg degradation results achieved by transfer of calcific eggs from humans to mice (p. 599, last paragraph). That conclusion does not substantially differ from Dr. Cheever's main point of contention.

We did conclude that “removal of eggs from the sandy patch in the human bladder radically altered the to the eggs,” but rather that in transferring the eggs we had altered the equilibrium established between the calcific eggs and local host tissue.


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