New York, April 13, 1896.
To the Editor:
—I can not allow Dr. Cory and Dr. Cutter to carry off all the honors in their rivalry over the possession of patients with multitudinous ills. An old bachelor from down East who comes to New York with a new ailment every few months asked me in despair how many diseases it was possible for a man to have. "About two thousand," I answered, "Oh, Lord!" said he, "then I have fifteen more to go."Yours truly,