15 APRIL 1938, Page 18

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR] SIR, —In last week's issue

of your paper Mr. Worsnop asks what authority I have " for making the statement that many road accidents are caused by motorists who would pass the ordinary tests for drunkenness, but who have taken enough alcohol to cause them to take risks they would not otherwise have done ? "

May I suggest that authority will be found in the facts (a) I have been engaged in the practice of medicine for over 45 years, and (b) I have been a motorist for nigh on 4o of those years.

As I am unable to trace Mr. Worsnop in any of my books of reference as being a member of the medical profession I hope he will forgive me for not entering into a discussion on the various manifestations of nervous diseases which produce symptoms which are amongst those present in those persons who have indulged in the drinking of alcohol.—Yours faithfully,

7 Upper Brook Street, W. r.