Letters to the editor

Wrap it up

I intend to maintain a reputable mailbox. If Johns Hopkins University feels compelled to distribute magazines henceforth with covers like the summer issue's, please do me the favor of inserting them in brown wrapper, or better yet, of taking me off your mailing list.

James H. Qualls, A&S '80 (PhD)

Churchville, Maryland

The Wait Is Over

Hooray! Very nice story ["Come to the Cabaret," Summer]. I've been waiting 40 years for the favorable coverage.

Richard B. Friedman, A&S '75

Jackson, Mississippi


It was great to read about the Barnstormers' anniversary ["Come to the Cabaret," Summer]. I was an active member from 1974 to 1978. Writer Bret McCabe asserts that casting women from other local colleges ended when Hopkins went co-ed. That was certainly not the case. Less than one-third of the student body were women. We hired directors, and they held auditions. Many of the female roles went to Goucher students. I wasn't thrilled about it, but there were really not enough Hopkins women at auditions to fill all the roles. It was a wonderful time, though, and we were proud of our productions.

Kimberlee Kepper, A&S '78, SAIS '79 (MA)

Asheville, North Carolina

And another...

In "Printing in 4D" [Idea, Summer], the author writes that tetralogy of Fallot was first corrected surgically in 1944 at Johns Hopkins. With all due respect to the Hopkins team of Drs. Alfred Blalock and Helen Taussig, who with Vivien Thomas performed the first palliative surgical procedure for this anomaly, the first total surgical repair was carried out at the University of Minnesota by Dr. C. Walton Lillehei in 1954.

Carl N. Steeg, A&S '58

New York

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