San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 24, 1898.
To the Editor:
—In the Journal of February 5 (p. 336) it is noted that the Audiffred Prize of 100,000 francs for the cure of consumption was not granted to me by the French Academy of Medicine on account of not being sufficiently established by experiments upon animals. I was very much surprised to find my name mentioned in this connection at all, as I had neither applied for a prize, nor did I know of its existence. My work, together, with an official translation, had been presented by the minister of foreign affairs to the Academy and to the Pasteur Institute of Paris for investigation, and it is pleasant to me that it was favorably commented upon by the Academy.It was and is my desire that the doctrine of the curative effect of oxidized toxins should be most skeptically investigated in order