New York, Jan. 17, 1898.
To the Editor:
—Operationes mutantur? This question passes into my mind when I read the notice you give my operation for hypospadias (vide Journal xxxii, p. 31), after some non-essential modifications were made of it by Bardenheuer as well as by Hacker, in September, 1898.Of course, occasionally something can escape the argus-eyed editor, and he will, when his attention is called to it, correct the omission. Therefore, I beg leave to direct your attention to the N. Y. Medicinische Monatsschrift for November, 1898, and the N. Y. Medical Journal for Jan. 29, 1898, in which I first published my method of mobilizing and displacing the urethra in correcting the deformity.While it is far from me to dispute any merit that may be due a German surgeon, I have enough American vanity to ask priority for our country, when deserved, even if I