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July 4, 1896

The Bracelin Remedy for Diphtheria.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(1):49-50. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430790055011

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[After all the talk in the newspapers on the subject, and elsewhere, we are sure our readers will gladly know that Dr. Bracelin is still in the ranks of the profession and repudiates the term " secret" as applied to his treatment.]—Ed.

Chicago, Ill., June 29, 1896.

To the Editor:  —Diphtheria, one of the most common and the most fatal of all acute infectious diseases from which the human family suffers, has been the bête noire of the medical profession.For years investigators have been studying the disease so as to learn the cause which produces it, and, if possible, to discover a remedy which would remove the cause or modify or neutralize its effects, but without any satisfactory results. At length, after years of patient study and observation, two German scientists discovered that a certain kind of bacteria was invariably to be found in the diphtheritic deposit. They made

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