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September 14, 1907

THE TREATMENT OF GONORRHEAL INFECTIONS BY A SPECIFIC ANTISERUM.

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK CITY.

From the Department of Experimental Pathology, Loomis Laboratory, Cornell University Medical College.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(11):918-924. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320110030001g
Abstract

In previous communications1 we described briefly an antigonococcic serum which had been found efficacious in the treatment of some cases of gonorrheal arthritis. The results were so promising that it seemed advisable to give the serum a more thorough test in these cases and also on patients suffering with other forms of gonorrheal infection. The wider experience thusgained has confirmed our earlier conclusions and seems to justify us in the opinion that this serum exercises a specific curative influence on a high percentage of cases of certain forms of infection by the gonococcus. So far as we have been able to determine in a review of the literature, this method of treatment had not been employed previous to our preliminary communication.

PREPARATION OF THE SERUM.  At the beginning of these experiments it was considered possible that an antigonococcic serum, to be effective, should exercise some antitoxic influence. Accordingly, as

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