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July 4, 1896

AN EXPERIENCE WITH ANTITOXIN WITH INSTRUCTIVE RESULTS.

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ORANGE, N. J.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(1):20-26. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430790020001g

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Abstract

I will quote but two cases, types of others, to call attention to points which seem to me to be of importance in connection with the administration of antitoxin.

Case 1.  —Some time ago I was asked by Dr. Simmons of Orange, N. J., to see a boy about 7 years of age, who was suffering from some form of laryngeal stenosis. At the time he requested me to consult with him he could not discover by the ordinary method of examining the throat (with tongue depressor) any membrane. When I arrived at the house the child was sitting upon his mother's lap, presenting the appearance of a child in the advanced stage of so-called membranous croup, i.e., laryngeal diphtheria. The breathing was however fairly easy, at times losing its marked stridulous character. When the respirations were not markedly quickened and labored the skin was normal in appearance and the

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