A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 5, 1944

To answer some of the questions subscribers all over the world have been asking about how TIME gathers, verifies, writes and distributes its news.

Did you read that extraordinary communication from Arthur Cremin in TIME'S Letters column last week? Its most memorable sentence was this: "To hell with all mankind when, through indifference to the great men who alleviate pain, it permits them either to starve, die of broken hearts, or pass their last days in acrimonious obscurity."

What had so outraged Mr. Cremin was something he had learned from our cover story on Dr. Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin—the news that 63-year-old...

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