Mr. Sydney Stephenson communicated notes of 43 cases of conjunctivitis in which diphtheria bacilli were found. . . . As regards treatment, Mr. Stephenson advised liberal and early doses of antitoxin, with a 1 in 5000 solution of corrosive sublimate applied to the conjunctiva by means of a small spray.
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