CALIFORNIA STATE JOURNAL OF MEDICINE
STRAIGHT FROM. THE SHOULDER.
To the Editor:*
With reference to the communication from the
Los Angeles doctor who states that "not one doc-
the State Medical Journal,"
would be interesting to know the basis upon which
the doctor makes such a statement.
belongs to the doctors of the State of California,
communications with reference to its policy,
the fault of the doctors and not the men who have
charge of the Journal.
It is generally conceded that the California State
Journal of Medicine is one of the best of any state
society in the United States and
higher medical ethics than most any other journal
that can be mentioned.
If any statement is made
in the Journal that should be challenged, it is up
to the medical profession of the state to send in
their objections, and this
those who have to do with the policy of the Jour-s
nal are continually striving for-that is, to receive
communications so that they may know the desire
of the doctors with reference to policy and things
that would be of interest to the profession at large.
cize the most, and it might be well to know how
much the gentleman who sends
in this criticism
at any time,
provided it is a just criticism, as only in this way
can the Journal be improved, and if the gentleman
in question will send in any ideas or suggestions
for the improvement of the Journal, or anything
that will make more people read
will be gladly received and followed.
G. G. MOSELEY.
San Francisco, July 2, 1919.
Vol. XVII, No. 8
if they do not read
it and do not send in
it has stood for
is what the editor and
is 'usually those who do the least that criti-
it, his criticism
The Journal will express no opinion of and assume no
responsibility for the views
They must win or lose on their own (merits by
in their own wisdom, and each reader must
appraise each communication
It for better or worse.
but the author must be known to the editor.
your complaints, your kicks, your knocks, your boosts.
We want constructive and destructive criticism.
You are not limited to your own town or
of "Immunity" correspond-
Is worth and
EXCERPT FROM A HOT ONE.
To the Editor:
I tave the June copy of the Journal.
bunch of crooks!
on paper, except to say that one
seems to be suffering from amentia!
the cause of the Society will be helped thereby.
Dr. Kiger's picture looks so very like Mr. Mor-
I hesitate to comment further,
of the group
INTERESTING, IF TRUE
July 2, 1919.
To the Editor:
I think Dr. Eloesser's fellow medicos will enjoy
"Major Leo Eloesser, in charge of dentistry at
carpenters of California, in session here last week,
how he took a rib from a wounded soldier and
major is no pioneer in the movement. A similar
operaton was performed in Eden some 5927 years
ago and the jawbone has been working successfully
Very truly yours,
PUTS R. A. C. ON THE RACK.
To the Editor:
Although the reckless impeachment of our pro-
fession by R. A. C. who states in the Immunity
Column of the July issue of The Journal that
not one doctor in ten reads the State Medical
Journal, will not be taken seriously by any doctor
of The Journal might be misled compels me to
challenge this mendacious statement.
R. A. C. may have been attempting
petrate a practical joke, and the initials, for ought
I know, may stand for "Rural Asinine Camou-
Gauged by his expressions,
seem to be the most appropriate and charitable
interviewed a considerable number of doctors in
the territory from which R. A. C. purports to
Some of them asked me what
was the joke, and others inquired if I were paying
an election bet and had to go around asking fool-
ish questions on obvious subjects.
answered categorically and without exception that
they read the Journal Teligiously.
had the Journals bound, and the way they were
dogeared showed how
quently they were consulted.
I also asked each doctor, "Do you know anv
doctor who receives The Journal and whose in-
terest in medical subjects is so atrophied that he
to read ?"
The composite reply
was that they considered
time to worry over the habits of fossils.
ambitious doctors, who were coming or who had
already arrived, regularly used The Journal
recharge their batteries of information, and that
the negligent were
a negligible handful.
The apparent trouble with R. A. C. is that he
stop to think, but he stopped thinking.
my friend, cerebrate, and you will find that our
Journal is not only bearing fruit, but sowing seed.
That some of the fruit
some of the seed falls on barren ground is only
what betides the best directed aims and actions
that make up "the infinite pathos of human life."
state, yet the fact that some lay readers
to confirm what
I asked each of them, "Do vou read our
Some of them
it a wanton waste of
is not picked and that
Los Angeles, July 9, I919.