Psychiatric Annals is in receipt of a letter from Dr Gabe Maletta dated October 26, 1990 which states in part "... Dr. Silver is, of course, correct in pointing out that the table in my article (20:454, 1990) is virtually identical to a table from an article by Yudofsky, Silver, and Schneider (17:403, 1987). Except for minor modifications, my table was taken directly from Yudofsky et al and referenced as No. 8 in my article. I am embarrassed to say that in the preparation of the manuscript, there was an oversight in that the request for permission of the authors to use the previously published table in slightly modified form was never mailed. Neither, for some unknown reason, was an intended note added to the text of my table itself, ie, 'slightly modified from a table by Yudofsky et al, 1987. Used with permission.'
"I assure you that this was an honest mistake and 1 stand corrected. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. My apologies to Drs Silver, Yudofsky, and Schneider, and to you and Psychiatric Annctlx, I regret any problems which may have been caused by the oversight, and trust you will make the appropriate attribution in a future issue."
On receipt of this explanation, Dr Jonathan Silver informed Psychiatrie Annals that he accepted Dr MaIetta's apology.
In consultation with Drs Carl Malmquist, John Nemiah, and Robert Simon, representing the Editorial Advisory Board of Psychiatrie Annals, we concluded that with the publication of Dr Maletta's admission of the responsibility for this oversight, the issue is terminated.