Not infrequently, differences of opinion arise between contributors to journals, to the distress of the participants and the editors alike. One such upset arose from our publication of "Dream Disturbances" (Psychiatric Annals, July, 1979, pp. 366-376), by Milton Kramer, M.D. Dr. Anthony Kales and his colleagues point out that the Kramer article includes a considerable amount of their work without proper references and credit and that this violated their copyright.
In reply, Dr. Kramer writes, "Let me state unequivocably that I in no way intended to present the article as anything but a review and in no way intended to imply that it was my work." He felt that he properly had "referenced and recognized Dr. Kales's contribution to this entire area."
The editors believe that this apologia establishes Dr. Kales's priority and regret that any lack of clarity might have caused unpleasantness.