Elizabeth, Ill., Jan. 7, 1899.
To the Editor:
—Readers of the Journal of the American Medical Association will find my former article on "Homing Pigeons as Medical Messengers" in the Journal of March 31, 1898 (p. 872). Though much interest was manifested in the subject at the time, not many doctors to my knowledge undertook to secure for themselves the service of these wonderfully clever aerial messengers. I can now speak with more assurance that they are indeed feasible. I receive messages from my patients in the country every day, in addition to my daily visits to them. My plan usually is to leave a pigeon the day I make a visit and direct that the pigeon be liberated the next morning about 8 o'clock, with such a message as I may desire, e. g., the record of temperature, pulse, number of stools, etc. With a little care in the