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October 29, 1927


Author Affiliations

Cleveland. Chief of Laboratory, Mount Sinai Hospital.

JAMA. 1927;89(18):1535. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690180067031

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To the Editor:  —Referring to the editorial in The Journal, October 8, page 1253, concerning abscess of the lung, it would have been productive of greater good if it had contained mention of the fact that many cases diagnosed abscess of the lung are in reality cases of pulmonary gangrene due to anaerobic organisms, notably spirochetes and fusiform bacilli. These cases may be frequently successfully treated by arsphenamines.

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