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then show up. It might change your life and how you see yourself, family, job, and situation. It has for me-age 322/3 years, sober 51/3 years. CLAYTON H. HEWITT Needham, Massachusetts Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Most patients are unaware of the severity of the ef fects of prenatal alcohol consumption, and they may not receive appropriate counseling because they are reluctant to discuss the extent of their drinking. Wide dissemination of George Stein metz's article would help obstetricians counsel against harmful behaviors prior to conception. J. DAVID LESSER, M.D. American College of Obstetriciansand Gynecologists, Armed ForcesDistrict TravisAFB, California Our ten-year-old daughter was glancing through the poignant pictures of children affected by extreme alcohol consumption. It made an impact on her that will likely last a lifetime. GEORGE and KAREN SANDERS FortWorth, Texas Michael Dorris has written a book, The Broken Cord, that gives much factual information on FAS/FAE along with the agonizing story of his adopted Native American son. JUDITH RAETHER Rubicon, Wisconsin Soviet Exodus My family has been making aliyah (immigration to Israel) since before World War I-first from Lith uania, then from Byelorussia in the 1920s, from America since 1967, and from Kiev in 1989. Each new immigrant had his difficulties according to the times and his individual resources, but we have established a place for ourselves in our ancestral homeland and welcome our Russian brethren to join in that endeavor. Kudos to Tad Szulc for his insightful article. HANNAH KLEMPNER Hod-Hasharon,Israel I arrived in Israel on February 4 just as a planeload of new immigrants arrived from Russia. The warmth of welcome and the helping hand that I witnessed awaiting them from fellow Jews re newed my faith in the human species. ROGER B. MARKS London, England Nowhere in your article is it made clear that all set tlement activity in the West Bank and Gaza has been consistently condemned since 1967 by the U. S. and the United Nations and is considered illegal by most of the world community. DONALD A. KRUSE Vienna, Virginia STONEHENGE, WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND. 7:53 A.M. STILL GOING.