New York, Dec. 20, 1898.
To the Editor:
—In Janus of September-October, 1898, there is part of an article by Dr. Ehlers, entitled, "La distribution Géographique de la Lèpre." I had been invited by Dr. Ehlers, in a letter dated Feb. 23, 1897, to write such an article. My answer was that everything I know about the question is on record, and that no new work on the subject was required. However, if something new about the geographic distribution of leprosy is to be said, let it at least be the truth. If the little statistics to which Dr. Ehlers seems to have devoted his life, and on which his great reputation as a leprologist is founded (cases seen in Iceland, the Balkans, etc.), are as true as the paragraph about Japan, in this article, not much can be gained by studying his notices. He says: Le Japon est très