To the Editor: Dr. Geller criticizes my article for failing to take appropriate notice of the history produced by psychiatrists, particularly Walter Barton and Dr. Geller himself. First, Dr. Geller complains that I did not use Walter Barton’s history of APA in my article. Although it is true that I did not employ Barton’s framework for my historical analysis (for reasons I will explain below), I did, in fact, cite Barton’s history in my article (reference 175). Second, Dr. Geller points out that I did not cite his 1994 article that explored the themes of the APA presidential addresses. I appreciate Dr. Geller calling my attention to his article, but I disagree with his implication that his article and my article went about the same task in different ways (his was organized by themes, while mine was organized by time periods). There is more of a difference than just organization between our articles; we were actually engaged in very different projects with very different ideas about what it means to study history. Dr. Geller focused his article on common themes as they recurred in the APA presidential addresses, while my article analyzed change over time in how history was used to reflect shifting professional concerns within psychiatry.