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Shullsburg, Wis., April 11, 1896.
To the Editor:
—The account of the death of a child from a prophylactic dose of antitoxin, in the Journal of April 4, makes me desire to put on record a case similar in its action although death did not occur. The facts are as follows: February 4, I was called to see Henry Snyder. Found him and his five-year old daughter affected with a severe type of diphtheria. I injected the father with a 1500 units and the daughter with a 1000 units strength, Behring's antitoxin, with good results. Mrs. Snyder, who was nursing her husband and child, complained some of her throat and wanted me to examine it. I found the arches of the fauces a little red, nothing more, pulse and temperature both normal, appetite good. She was apparently in good health, except being fatigued from broken rest. As she was the
Gratiot CC. Toxic Effect of Antitoxin.. JAMA. 1896;XXVI(16):789. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430680041015