To the Editor.
—Wessler and his co-authors tried to introduce a touch of class in their article titled "Coumarin Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction" in the Archives (134:774-779, 1974). The article was subtitled "A Hobson's Choice," and the authors characterized that dilemma as the difficult choice between two alternatives, to use anticoagulant therapy or not. In reality, a Hobson's Choice is not this dilemma but describes a choice where there is no dilemma at all—Hobson's Choice historically represents a situation where there is no choice or the choice is a sham.Tobias Hobson rented horses for hard-riding scholars to make the trip between Cambridge and London in the 1700s. When a person came for a mount, he was led to the stable where there was a plethora of well-fitted horses. Despite the apparent wide choice, Hobson required the next renter to take the horse nearest the stable door so that