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To the Editor:—
In a letter in the Journal of May 9 (196:600, 1966), Dr. Joseph J. Kraut states: "Humans are now known to have survived clinical [italics mine] rabies, proved by laboratory test, who received blood transfusions from donors recently actively immunized."This writer knows of no reported instance of recovery from rabies in a human once clinical signs of the disease have appeared. It would be helpful if Dr. Kraut could provide further descriptive material concerning these cases or document the references therefor.
Fuerst HT. Recovery From Rabies in Man. JAMA. 1966;197(3):224. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110030118046