To the Editor:
The title of the article “The Cost of White Lies” [March 2004, page 62] is highly misleading. Lying on your curriculum vitae (CV) about being a professor of anything, let alone medicine, does not fall into the category of a white lie. It is a boldfaced lie. A white lie is telling your wife you picked up the dry cleaning when you actually forgot. Do not whitewash a very serious topic such as CV-padding with poorly chosen words.