To the EditorS: In their commentary published in the March 2010 issue of the Journal, Roy H. Perlis, M.D., M.Sc., et al. (1) should be commended for reminding us of the possible role that correct medication guesses may have in interpreting study results obtained with antidepressants in double-blind trials. Often in these days, when reading "new" kernels of wisdom, I experience a déjà vu phenomenon: Have I not seen similar data a long time ago? In fact, in the early 1960s, we published our first paper on doctor medication guesses (2). The results were based on data from several double-blind anti-anxiety studies. After 4 weeks of treatment, in these early days of psychopharmacology, we conducted primarily 4-week anxiety and depression trials; a total of 156/231 (68%) patients who were receiving active drugs were guessed to have been receiving an active drug, and 75/148 (51%) patients receiving placebo were guessed to have been receiving an active drug (χ2=11.93). Improvement played a big role in these ratings. At the same time period, 73% of improved but only 32.0% of unimproved patients were guessed to have been receiving active medication.