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October 24, 1986

Oklahoma Rejects Immunoaugmentatione

Author Affiliations

Oklahoma State Medical Association Oklahoma City

JAMA. 1986;256(16):2200. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03380160058019

To the Editor.—  I would like to add some information to an article published in JAMA by Curt et al1 entitled "Immunoaugmentative Therapy." It was noted in the article that Oklahoma passed a bill in 1982 legalizing the administration of immunoaugmentative therapy.Due to restrictive language in the bill (requiring Dr Burton to submit samples of his therapeutic serum to the State Health Department for evaluation prior to its being administered to any patient), immunoaugmentative therapy was never administered in Oklahoma. Even better, the statute legalizing the use of immunoaugmentative therapy was repealed by the state legislature of Oklahoma in 1985. The clinic constructed for Dr Burton to perform his operation remains vacant and is currently for sale. Thus, although Dr Burton's clinic is once again active in the Bahamas, his attempt to extend his operation to the United States through the state of Oklahoma did not meet with