Minneapolis, Minn., May 9, 1899.
To the Editor:
—Will you permit me to voice a word of commendation for the able, possibly somewhat extreme, but in the main, just, statement of the facts connected with the use of tobacco, contained in Dr. Woods' article in the Journal of April 1. Dr. Woods is entitled to the thanks of every clean-minded and clean-bodied man and woman for such an arraignment of the profession for throwing its influence in the direction of such debasing forces. I can not believe that many men, even among users of tobacco, would say "amen" to Dr. McKenna's attempted reply in the Journal of April 22. I have known a great many users of tobacco, but I have known very few of them who were willing either to commend the habit or to recommend it to their sons and daughters. If tobacco is as desirable as Dr.