Dear Editor,

An “unsolicited manuscript” sounds as appetizing as an “unwashed leper,” or an “uncircumcised heathen.” Still, I enclose one copy of same (the manuscript, not the leper), in the hope that you will find it of enough interest to publish in TFR. I’m not sure if it’s up your alley, but then, having been a subscriber for the past year, I’m not certain of anything that is up your alley.

The main reasons I’m sending it along are to tell you that I love your publication, and as an excuse to enclose a stamped, peeing, undressed elephant. I could not find an undressed stampeding elephant as requested in your instructions to contributors, but I hope that the enclosed elephant will do.

Please let me know what you think.

 Michael A. Ingall, M.D.
 Providence, Rhode Island

Stamped peeing undressed elephant

Drawn by George Kriebel, M.D.