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To the Editor:—
On January 12 I wrote you of my successful experience during the past two years using penicillin as a blood coagulant in otolaryngologic surgery. On January 24 I answered the reply of Dr. Fishbein in which he expressed interest. A supplementary letter from me which The Journal published referred to the observations of Frada, who too recognized that penicillin promotes blood coagulation. In order to bring the subject up to date, the following comments are added:In confirming the research of Moldavsky and others Dr. David I. Macht in Science (105:313 [March 21] 1947) states that in the light of these experiments and the results outlined "there can be no doubt as to the accuracy and importance of the observations first reported by Moldavsky and his associates.... It is the opinion of the present writer that, next to the chemotherapeutic properties of penicillin and streptomycin and
Pelz MD. PENICILLIN AS A BLOOD COAGULANT. JAMA. 1947;134(2):207. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880190095027