Letter from Linus Pauling to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
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1971-03-04 (March 4, 1971)
Journal of the American Medical Association
Original Repository: Oregon State University. Library. Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers
Reproduced with permission of the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers. Oregon State University Library.
Promoting Vitamin C
Pauling and Vitamin C [Review of "Vitamin C and the Common Cold" by Linus Pauling] (March 1, 1971)
Vitamin C and the Common Cold: A Comment on the Review by Franklin C. Bing (1971)
4 March 1971
I enclose a Letter to the Editor, with the request that you publish it in the Journal of the American Medical Association
as soon as possible. It is a comment on the book review entitled Pauling and Vitamin C, by Franklin C. Bing, published in
the JAMA for 1 March 1971.
I am not objecting to the expression of opinion by the reviewer. I feel, however, that it is necessary that the erroneous
statements made in the review be corrected.
I may mention that I am shocked that you should publish a review containing such false and misleading statements.
I ask that you publish my enclosed Letter to the Editor without any changes or deletions.