Washington, D. C., March 18, 1899.
To the Editor:
—In an editorial note in the Journal of March 18, 1899 (p. 620), under the title "Surgeon-General Sternberg: Two Opinions," you cite the views of W. E. Curtis, in the Chicago Record of March 4, and those of the Philadelphia Evening Post of the same date, regarding the exec utive ability shown by the surgeon-general of the army in discharging the duties of his office. In the minds of those who are most intimately acquainted with the responsibilities and work of the surgeon-general during the past year there are not two opinions. They concur fully in the views of the Evening Post, as given under the heading "Sternberg, the man of action," and in the editorial expression of opinion with which you judiciously close the article. I, personally, have seen much of the work that was done, and I am confident