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Asheville, N. C., March 26, 1901.
To the Editor:
—I have noticed in The Journal at different times, reports of rabies prevailing as an epidemic. It was reported as epidemic in Dawson during January, and as prevailing in Minnesota, at different points. During the past nine years I have had considerable clinical experience while watching the progress of a disease among the canines, which can be most easily mistaken for rabies. This affection prevailed here, and in other parts of the state, as an epidemic several times during the period above mentioned; besides, there have been many sporadic cases from time to time. I refer to la grippe in the dog. During one fall and winter I saw forty eases in our little city and suburbs. In a paper written for our local society, and published in the Charlotte Medical Journal (July, 1900), I attempted to give the results of
Ballard AM. La Grippe or Rabies.. JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(14):978. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470140048015