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May 16, 1936

New Principles of Anti-Rabic Treatment and Rabies Statistics: A Statistical and Experimental Study

JAMA. 1936;106(20):1759. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770200065035

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This volume, by Maria J. Van Stockum of the Pasteur Institute, Bandoeng, Netherlands East Indies, is comprehensive and in two parts. Part I, on comparative rabies statistics, has three chapters, on a new method of analysis of rabies statistics, rabies statistics of natives in the Netherlands East Indies 1895-1932, and results obtained in other countries with the Hogyes method with rabbit fixed virus and with some methods with fixed virus killed or attenuated by means other than by drying. Part II is devoted to treatment accidents, with chapter 5 on the etiology and diagnosis of treatment accidents and on the prevalence of treatment accidents in those treated with the Pasteur and Hogyes methods.

The interest aroused by the title on the possibility of new principles of antirabic treatment is not sustained, for this portion of the title applies to the principles for handling rabies statistics. The author's treatment of the

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