RICHARD L. MYEROWITZ, M.D.
To the editor: As a pathologist interested in clinical internal medicine, especially infectious diseases, I subscribe to several clinical journals such as ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE because they often contain reports with important clinico-pathologic correlations. I must protest, however, when I see published in them photomicrographs of poor quality that detract from the teaching value of these reports.
The recent paper by Alpert and co-workers (1) on four patients with infective endocarditis and Osler's nodes from whom pathogenic organisms were seen and cultured makes the interesting point that these lesions may be embolic rather than "allergic." Part of the authors'
MYEROWITZ RL. Glorified Hole. Ann Intern Med. ;86:241. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-2-241_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(2):241.
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