Winterset, Iowa, March 14, 1899.
To the Editor:
—An article published in the Journal of Dec. 18, 1897, written by me was later very favorably commented upon and sustained throughout by a more lengthy article from the pen of Dr. Haughton of Richmond, Ind., in the Journal. One great, and I trust general, good has been accomplished through the controversy elicited by the article mentioned, however, and that is the expression of the profession as a whole, as well as the medical press of this country, sustaining conservatism and common sense against radicalism and the lack of it. The constant aim of every member of the medical profession should be the welfare of humanity at large, and the greatest good to the greatest number.Taking into consideration the fact that autopsies held for the purpose "have demonstrated the existence of some pathologic condition of the appendix in over 30 per