Impotent Criticism.

The following extract from a letter written recently to Dr. W. C. Abbott, Chicago, tells its own story:

"The skin on St. Paul's back was cut into shreds; Luther was turned out of church; Servetus was burned at the stake and Columbus was sent to jail. Do you think you are better than they? Take courage. 'We are traveling to the beautiful City of the Ideal. We know that we shall never reach it—but the suburbs are very pleasant.'

"There are multiplying thousands of honest capable physicians, all over the civilized world, who have confidence in your high ideals, the purity of your intentions, and your good right arm. Nothing is more sure than that your name will be writ high on the tablets of fame and there live long after your critics and their opinions are buried under tons of oblivion."—The American Journal of Clinical Medicine.

Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.