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July 2, 1910

Hay-Fever Not a Contraindication to Antitoxin

JAMA. 1910;55(1):42. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330010044022

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To the Editor:—  The note in the Medicolegal department (June 18, 1910, p. 2094), in regard to the use of tetanus antitoxin on patients who have hay-fever, leads me to say that I have used the antitoxin as a prophylactic measure on several occasions. Many patients have suffered in varying degree from hay-fever, yet in no case have I seen any untoward effect follow its use.I myself suffer severely from hay-fever during August and September of each year. Last September I received an injury which made it seem wise to use a single large injection of the antitoxin. At the time I was suffering severely from hayfever. I suffered no inconvenience whatsoever following the injection.There is at times so much at stake as a result of injuries which tetanus may complicate, and prophylactic treatment is so very satisfactory, that I should not in the least hesitate either to

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