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September 21, 1935

Antimeningococcic Antitoxin

JAMA. 1935;105(12):975. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760380051019

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In a news item concerning the recent retirement of Dr. Simon Flexner, published in The Journal, June 22, page 2274, the statement was made that Dr. Flexner "was the first to use the meningococcus antitoxin." The term "antimeningitis serum" should have been used, as the statement referred to Dr. Flexner's early work on that serum and not to the recent antitoxin developed by Ferry and used by Hoyne (The Journal, March 23, p. 980).

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