Having been around magazines, I feel compelled to say that I have seldom seen a more knowledgeable or valuable handling of an important theme than your article on cholesterol [MEDICINE, March 26]. This is public service as one might always wish it. A recent study of schoolchildren in New York and Los Angeles shows that their cholesterol levels are about 35% higher than they ought to be. This is when the time bomb begins to click.
Norman Cousins, U.C.L.A. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, LOS ANGELES