National Geographic : 1984 Aug
groundless assertion that the rhinoceros (March 1984) has been indiscriminately slaughtered to meet the demands of the Chinese who use its horns extensively as an aphrodisiac. Thanks to Dr. Esmond Bradley Martin, who doubted this fanciful proposition and took pains to ascertain its truth, the myth can now be laid to rest. I too have made extensive inquiries. Ilearned from re liable sources in the folk-medicine trade that the horn has been used for medicinal purposes as an antipyretic to bring down a fever, but never used as an aphrodisiac. A. S. Yeo Ipoh, Malaysia Calgary I'd like you to know how much I appreciated the article on Calgary (March 1984). It was a terrific overview of a great city. There are many things to be proud of here, and the article mentioned quite a few, covering different aspects of the city. I even learned a few things myself, and I've lived here for nearly 20 years. One point: All Ameri cans (or even most of them) do not end all (or even most) of their sentences with "huh?"; nor do all or most Canadians end theirs with "eh?". Marcia Sanchuck Calgary, Alberta All Canadiansdo not end their sentences with "eh?". However, it is widely used. Every consul tant, including Canadian Embassy personnel Come to Canada.