February 7, 1925

Medical News

JAMA. 1925;84(6):448-454. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660320040019

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Antitoxin Arrives at Nome.  —Three hundred thousand units of diphtheria antitoxin arrived at Nome, February 2, from Anchorage, the last 650 miles of the journey being made by dog teams and sled. More than a million additional units of antitoxin were shipped from Seattle, January 31, by steamship to Seward and then to Nenana by the Alaskan Railroad, where it is due February 7. Arrangements have been made, it is reported, to carry this supply to Nome by aeroplane, if necessary. Up to January 31, five persons in Nome had died from diphtheria, twenty-two cases had been reported, thirty other persons were suspected of having diphtheria and fifty others were contacts. Nome has about 1,000 inhabitants and only

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