San Francisco, Oct. 1, 1906.
To the Editor:
—The communication of Dr. Ethan H. Smith, professor in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of San Francisco, in The Journal, Sept. 29, 1906, contains so many grave inaccuracies that I beg to be permitted, in reply, to state that: 1. The requirements in California are not determined by the Board of Examiners, but by the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2. H. R. Painton neither claimed nor was he entitled to credit on matriculating at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of San Francisco, the annual announcements of which invariably contained the requirements of the above mentioned association. 3. The records of the California board show Mr. Painton's statement to the credential committee, confirming all the assertions as to his having taught school in South San Francisco during the two years preceding his graduation from the College of Physicians and Surgeons