To the Editor:—Several days ago Mr. Prather handed me your letter of Nov. 20, 1931, and the copy of Dr. Shelling's communication. Please accept our thanks for sending the material. Following you will find our comments:
In reply to the statements of our friendly critic, Dr. David H. Shelling, who is filling a Mead Johnson & Company grant at the Harriet Lane Home for Invalid Children at Baltimore, we wish to state first that all of the materials used were provided by manufacturers who were fully acquainted with our plans, who expressed approval and appreciation of the work, and who indicated, after the presentation of the paper, that modifications of their printed matter would undoubtedly follow, to avoid the possibility that readers might misconstrue printed statements. We think that this commendable attitude is common to all manufacturers of legitimate medicinal articles.
Dr. Shelling is in error when he states