This department of AJDC is devoted to our readers. It is the place for comment, criticism, observation, and discussion of "issues of current concern and importance for children's health." In addition to the usual letters that comment on articles that have appeared in previous issues of AJDC, the Editor encourages our readers to express themselves on a variety of topics and issues that are considered to be important and that deal with current problems and other matters bearing on the health and welfare of children. Further, we encourage the submission of unique and brief clinical and scientific observations that do not fulfill the criteria for original articles. The latter contributions will be judged editorially, and may well be peer-reviewed in the usual fashion, or examined critically by our editorial staff in Tucson. Obviously, some may not be accepted for publication.
Acceptance of submitted letters will be contingent on both