Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 1899.
To the Editor:
—A series of articles entitled "Suggestions to Writers," has appeared from time to time in one of our leading medical journals, but it is noticeable in subsequent issues of the same journal that the editor often writes without taking into account the very grammatical exigencies to which he calls attention. This reproach, by no means new, is familiar in the foreworn admonitions as to the transgression of those living in glass houses and those who see motes in their neighbor's eye. It is said, moreover, that if a man values his peace of mind, let him not write about the Queen's English. In spite of the warning that such experiences give, and conscious of the fate that awaits him who plays with edge-tools, I am prudent enough to approach this delicate subject, not with a view to fault-finding or saying anything particularly