Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 19, 1902.
To the Editor:
—In The Journal of the 16th inst. is a communication from Dr. Marcy of Boston in which he calls attention to these articles of his, viz.: Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, September 1888, "The Perineum; Its Anatomy, Physiology and Methods of Restoration After Injury"; also "The Reconstruction of the Pelvic Structures in Woman," American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1892; also "The Reconstruction of the Pelvic Structures Incident to Lesions of Perineum," The Journal American Medical Association, October 21, 1899. He then says: "Here will be found all the essentials of Dr. Noble's interesting article on 'A New Operation for Complete Laceration of the Perineum.'"In reply to this most extraordinary claim I will state that the chief feature of my operation is elimination of the danger of infection from the rectum by dissecting the lower anterior portion