To the Editor:

I am writing in reply to the letter of Drs. Mofenson and Greensher(Pediatrics 59:788, May 1977), “The New Correct Answer to An Old Question on Kerosene Ingestion.” A correct quote from the third edition of my book, Poisoning: Toxicology-Symptoms, states that“treatment of kerosene ingestion without lavage or emesis is not only preferable, but actually the only logical course to follow.” I shall continue to use this statement in the fourth

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