Topeka, Kan., Sept. 9, 1908.
To the Editor:
—In your editorial on "Marital Infection in Tuberculosis," in The Journal, September 5, you say: "At present it would seem to be fairly well established... that consumption is not actively contagious between husband and wife, and that a certain previous constitutional condition or predisposition is essential for its contagion to act in any case."The experience and observation of a fairly long professional life fully confirm your conclusions. I know the nostrum vendors prove what they will by experience, by noting only what confirms. While I have never known an instance in which husband and wife contracted tuberculosis from this closest of human relationships, I have known many instances in which they did not, and give you one of exceptionally marked character.Z. V., a pioneer in the Miami Valley, Ohio, who early fell a victim to the drink habit, married a