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September 7, 1935

CONVALESCENT SCARLET FEVER SERUM: ITS PROPHYLACTIC AND THERAPEUTIC VALUE: A REVIEW OF 2,875 CASES

JAMA. 1935;105(10):783-789. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760360031007
Abstract

Convalescent scarlet fever serum for both prophylactic and therapeutic purposes is an agent whose value has been well established for some years. However, its extensive use has been limited by the difficulties involved in obtaining and preparing an adequate supply. The Samuel Deutsch Serum Center has concentrated its efforts to make available a liberal quantity of pooled convalescent scarlet fever serum for the contagious disease hospitals and for private physicians in Chicago who may desire it.

Results obtained with this serum have been studied, followed and recorded. Information cards were sent to every physician who used serum in his private practice. In most instances these forms were fully answered and returned. At times the physician neglected to record all the data; but if the essential facts were set forth the card was filed for future analysis. Otherwise a letter was sent requesting the additional information. If this could not be

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