Meanwhile, the big Monty Hall book is slowly coming together. It seems like every day I discover new technical articles on the subject. Recently I thought to search through the PubMed database, looking for any articles that might have eluded the various other searches I have done. Most of the articles that came up were ones I already had in my file, but there were a few others that were new to me. I quickly rounded them up.
Then I noticed an article entitled, “Eye Movement Responses of Heroin Addicts and Controls During Word and Object Recognition,” published in the journal Neuropharmacology in 1975. This, recall, in a search on “Monty Hall.” I was intrigued. The abstract was little help; it described certain experiments on the sensory capacity of heroin addicts. So why did my search turn up this paper?
And that’s when I noticed that the first author on the paper was named R. A. Monty. The second? R. J. Hall. Mystery solved.