Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor d ..... ~of I jl,~ii~l'l __" i i !ii!i © Springer-Verlag 1997 Eur J Plast Surg (1997) 20:229 Dear Ian, Editor's commentary This is to congratulate you on the two excellent papers published in the September issue of the Journal. I won- I received this letter from one of the ex-members of the der if you have read an anthologic editorial by Dr. Wil- Editorial Board who has been a great supporter of the liam D. Morrain, published in the August 1996 issue Journal. As you can see, I allowed an inaccuracy in one (Vol. 37, No. 2) of Annals of Plastic Surgery, with the ti- of my papers to be printed in the Journal without me tle of "Yes, we do read every word". (If you haven't, by having picked it up beforehand, and this, of course, has all means do read it). caused me some embarrassment. However, it does high- I bring this up because in the paper about a case of light the necessity of every author to read his or her pa- mucormycosis you state that "On presentation, she was per very carefully to make sure that this does not hap- disoriented, obtunded and febrile with a temperature of pen. On this occasion, the error was rather obvious but 101 ° C". It is indeed a major medical achievement to get on other occasions it could be disastrous and could lead a patient in this condition to survive, especially since be- to significant problems. Therefore, I entreat all of our sides her mycormycosis, she had arrive with a tempera- authors and potential authors to edit their papers ex- ture beyond the boiling point of water! tremely carefully, both before sending them to the Jour- Beside this joke, I do think both papers are excellent nal and after they receive the galley proofs of articles. and the resourcefulness and courage used in treating this last patient have been decisive for her survival. Your job I.T. Jackson (Editor-in-Chief) as an editor is also being extraordinary. The Journal is steadily rising to a well-deserved place between the most respected in plastic surgery publications. Keep up the good work! With best wishes, I remain Yours sincerely, Juan L. del Rio Madrid, Spain Euro0oan http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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