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August 18, 1906

ANTITETANIC SERUM IN FOURTH OF JULY INJURIES.

Author Affiliations

Chief Dispensary Physician of the City Health Department. ST. LOUIS, MO.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(7):500-502. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210070033001f

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Abstract

For the last few years I have published the results of my work along the line of immunization of patients who applied to us with wounds which occurred about the Fourth of July, caused by the indiscriminate use of the toy pistol, dynamite canes, giant crackers, etc. While the fact has been well established that for immunizing purposes antitetanic serum is absolutely a positive preventive against the development of tetanus, yet I deem it of sufficient importance to publish my results for this year in order that the use of the serum as an immunizing agent may become universal throughout the civilized world.

Benefit of Press Aid.  —This year very nearly twice as many cases as last year were handled by the city dispensaries of St. Louis, and the credit for this large increase must again be given to the daily press of our city who gave great publicity to

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