It usually is readily apparent when something appears in a medical journal that displeases some of the readers. Letters appear in the mails, and the editor is turned, verbally speaking, over the correspondent's knee. Some time ago an editoral on migration of asthma sufferers to southern climates appeared in The Journal, and one reader promptly demanded from the Editor "details of yourself, training, practices, etc. Also allergy experience if any." It was obvious what the correspondent thought of the Editor. Another, after seeing an article in The Journal, belabored the Editor for not publishing it sooner. He embellished his letter by writing "Such a criticism applies to other phases of your policies."
Not infrequently, of course, editorials, original articles, and reports from the Association, or from elsewhere for that matter, elicit favorable as well as unfavorable comments. Some accuse the Editor in no uncertain terms for his lack of judgment