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September 6, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(10):741-742. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720100039020

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Poliomyelitis Serum for Distribution to Physicians  To combat acute poliomyelitis, the Administration centrale de l'hygiène has decided to undertake the manufacture in Belgium, under the direction of Mr. Bordet, of horse serum in accordance with the formula of Professor Pettit; to have immune monkey serum prepared at the Pasteur Institute of Paris, and to organize, on a large scale, the collection, conservation and distribution of the serum of convalescents. These remedies will be placed at the disposal of the physicians who may desire to make trials with them.An organization has been created to effect a constant cooperation between former poliomyelitis patients, donors of blood, and physicians who require the serum of convalescents. Every person who has had previously any form of poliomyelitis, though slight, will be instructed as to the purpose of the service and will be asked to make a contribution of blood, which, if need be, will

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