TIME'S meticulous and precise use of terse English has been one of my delights in reading it. The section headed Medicine on p. 30, Jan. ii issue, appears to indicate a regrettable letting-down of your usual standard.
Bottom of first column: '"Apparently it does not matter whether a couple is old or young to have intelligent offspring." This is gibberish. I assume what you mean is: "Intelligence of offspring appears to be independent of the age of the parents.''. . .
FRANCIS A. THOMSON President
Montana School of Mines Butte, Mont....