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March 21, 1931

Analytical Review of Reports from Pasteur Institutes on the Results of Anti-Rabies Treatment.

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By Lt. Col. A. G. McKendrick, I.M.S., Director of the Laboratory of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. Health Organization, League of Nations, III. Health, 1930, III. 2. C. H. 844. Paper. Pp. 158. Geneva: League of Nations, 1930.

JAMA. 1931;96(12):973. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720380061035

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Abstract

The International Rabies Conference, which was convened by the Health Organization of the League of Nations in 1927, adopted the resolution asking antirabies institutes of all countries to submit the results of antirabies treatment on a uniform plan. Statistics of 31,636 persons treated at 31 antirabies institutes have been analyzed. They are subdivided into two groups, the European and the non-European, with the results that the non-European group appears to be at a higher state of risk than the European and that there is no indication in favor of any one of the many methods of treatment used. Particularly there is no indication favoring the use of live rather than killed vaccines. The variation in the death rates among the various European institutes is not greater than would be expected as the result of chance variation. The same is true of the non-European group. A comparison of the death rates

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