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May 16, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVI(20):957-964. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430720009002

In the issue of the Journal of January 25 of the current year, there appeared a short article of mine entitled "Criticism of the Antitoxin Treatment from a Different Standpoint," in regard to which I received a very interesting letter from my friend Dr. X. at St. P., in which letter the doctor opposes in a most instructive manner some remarks which I have made in my article. As Dr. X. apparently represents the opinion of the majority of the advocates of the antitoxin treatment, I am very much indebted to him for giving me the permission to discuss the contents of his letter in the Journal.

Dr. X., in short, says: 1, that the statistics we have, at the present time, command of are made from such cases which were proven to be diphtheria from a bacteriologic examination, and that these statistics in comparison with those we had under

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