I am writing this letter in longhand after reading the Editorial in the January 2015 issue of the AJO-DO (Behrents RG. January 1, 1915, revisited. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2015;147:4-5). I thought that longhand was fitting, because the Editorial described things 100 years ago. There is an error in the Editorial that I thought you would wish to correct. Dr Mosby’s full name was not Carl, but Charles, Virgil Mosby. As his grandson, I assure you that Charles was his first name. My father, Dr Claude R. Wood, married his daughter, Highland Mary Mosby.
My dad was president of the American Association of Orthodontists back in 1941 and 1942. One story he told me was that when Dr Mosby quit the practice of medicine to start the C. V. Mosby Company, one of his former professors said that “it was the best thing for the practice of medicine he ever heard of.” We all had a laugh about that, over the years. I think the move was very good for the publishing business, and especially the American Journal of Orthodontics .
The Editorial was greatly appreciated, and I wish you the best as you cover the history of the Journal over this entire year.