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April 10, 1920


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From the Department of Experimental Medicine, Tulane University of Louisiana School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1920;74(15):1023. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620150031012

A so-called specific cure for malaria called "Antiplasma," made by the Malarial Specific Company of New York, was recently investigated by the Propaganda for Reform department of The Journal.1 The ridiculousness of the claims were noted and the composition of the nostrum as determined by the A. M. A. Chemical Laboratory was exposed.

Under ordinary circumstances such a "remedy" would not warrant further notice: perhaps not even that already given. Since the stuff is being extensively sampled and in some instances, at least, sold under the most extravagant claims to physicians, druggists and others in some of the Southern states, further information about it may be useful.

Feb. 19, 1920, the "southern representative" of the Malarial Specific Company brought a boy to see me who had just finished taking the third course of treatment with this "specific cure." His blood had been examined before and during the treatment and

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