Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Dec. 14 2007 11:32 AM


In the Dec. 13 " Books," Christine Kenneally identified the author of The Brain That Changes Itself incorrectly. The author is Norman Doidge, not Vincent Doidge.

In the Dec. 14 "Human Nature," William Saletan incorrectly referred to malaria and cholera as viral diseases. They are microbial but not viral.


In the Dec. 12 "Today's Blogs," the site of a refugee camp at which slain Brig. Gen. François al-Hajj orchestrated the routing of al-Qaida was given as Tripoli, Libya, rather than Tripoli, Lebanon. The error was introduced at the copy-editing stage.

In the Dec. 6 "Explainer," Michelle Tsai described Wayne Dumond as the victim of a violent attack. It was Dumond's claim that he was attacked and castrated, but investigators were never able to determine exactly what happened.

In the Dec. 3 " Explainer," Michelle Tsai said it would be improper to call out "Hey, Mohammed" to a friend on the street in the Middle East. That is incorrect. In addition, Egypt banned the practice of having compound names in the 1980s, and not 50 years ago as the article stated.

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