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February 15, 1896

NINE YEARS OF DIPHTHERIAINCLUDING ONE YEAR'S EXPERIENCE WITH ANTITOXIN, CALLING ATTENTION TO EFFECTS PRODUCED IN DISEASES AND MORBID CONDITIONS OTHER THAN DIPHTHERIA.

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VEVAY, IND.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(7):328-330. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430590030002g

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Abstract

While using the serum treatment during the past year, both as a curative and as a preventive agent in a series of nearly three hundred cases, some very startling results, not so far referred to by any of the writers upon the subject of antitoxin, or at least if described by any other observer such description has not come to my notice. In these days of our entrance into a new era of medicine every new result from the use of a serum is worthy of close study and publication to the world for use. We who believe in the serum-therapy are going to be given a stubborn battle by our brother practitioners who refuse to see any good results from any serum, and who classify all such products in the same category as Koch's tuberculin; they also seem to think it a sacred duty to preach dire death and

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