Philadelphia, Dec. 17, 1901.
To the Editor:
—In The Journal of Dec. 7, 1901, I note the following item: "Rabics.—Salmon's paper is a discussion and convincing analysis of the statistics, combating the statements of Dulles and others who argue that hydrophobia does not exist." Although I might despair of correcting the misapprehensions of persons who could attribute to me such an absurdity after reading any of my papers on the subject of rabies or hydrophobia, I will state, for the information of those who have not seen any of these papers and who might be excused for misunderstanding me, that I have never denied the existence of hydrophobia. I have repeatedly asserted in public and in print the position I have for years held, namely that the word "hydrophobia" should, for the present, be used as we use the word "convulsions," to describe a condition but without prejudice as