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September 11, 1943


Author Affiliations

Veterans Administration Hospital, Dallas 2, Texas.

JAMA. 1943;123(2):113. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840370045020

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To the Editor:—  In your editorial comment "The Quinacrine-Calcium Therapy of Typhus" in the July 24 issue the work of Dr. van Meerendonk is described with a closing remark that opinion about it cannot be ventured until further experiences are reported.Permit me to call your attention to an article on "The Use of Atabrine in Two Cases of Typhus Fever," published in the April 1943 issue of the Medical Bulletin of the Veterans' Administration. While the German investigator's work antedates mine, no mention of it was made in a medical publication of any United Nation until an abstract of this treatment appeared in the October 1942 issue of the Tropical Diseases Bulletin (London) and so recorded by the Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus.As seen from the report of the 2 cases of typhus in the Medical Bulletin of the Veterans' Administration, no knowledge of Dr. van Meerendonk's work could

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