In the commentary, "Child Health and the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize" by Lars Å. Hanson, MD, PhD, which appeared in the May 1988 issue (Pediatrics 1988;81:229-230), two errors were made in editing:
1. The last sentence of the first paragraph should read: "In each of the last 5 years I have been the person responsible for nominating the President of Costa Rica for the Nobel Peace Prize. Costa Rica's accomplishments in child health constitute a major reason for the nomination, and, for this reason the background will be given briefly here."
2. The last two sentences of the third paragraph should read: "A well-perceived reorganization of the health system was initiated by him, based in large part on research by Dr Leonardo Mata. This reorganization emphasized immunizations, safe drinking water, improved waste disposal, improved health information, education and communication, and a dramatically improved coverage of the population by a system of primary health care (E. Mohs, Pediatr Infect Dis 1982;1:212-216)."
Pediatrics apologizes to Costa Rica and to Dr Hanson, Dr Arias, Dr Mohs, Dr Mata, and the Nobel Committee for these errors.
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