To the Editor:
Upon review of our published article, “Differences in Stroke Between White, Hispanic, and Native American Patients: The Barrow Neurological Institute Stroke Database” (Stroke. 1998:29–33), we note that we misstated a historical fact. On page 32, paragraph 2, we stated that “Native Americans are thought to have migrated to this continent from eastern Asia via the arctic regions of western Canada between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries.”
In our original manuscript we had stated that “Hispanics migrated to this continent between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries.” Part of this statement became misplaced during the manuscript revision process. The correct facts are these: (1) Native Americans migrated to this continent many thousands of years ago; (2) Hispanics migrated to this continent between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. We apologize for our proofreading oversight.
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