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November 12, 1910

Cholera Serum fer Hogs but No Antitoxin for Man

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Burlington, Ia. President Iowa State Board of Health.

JAMA. 1910;55(20):1749. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330200059026

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To the Editor:  I was greatly interested in what you said in a recent issue of The Journal (Sept. 3, 1910, p. 863) about hog cholera in Mississippi. Two years ago, I asked the Iowa legislature for money to allow us to distribute diphtheria antitoxin at cost in this state. The chairman of the Public Health Committee of the House of Representatives (who, by the 'way, is a physician) told me when I presented the subject to him that the state had no money to spend for such a purpose, yet this same physician voted for an appropriation for the manufacture and distribution by the state of hog cholera serum to farmers. The National League for Medical Freedom desires freedom only for, the human being and not for the hog. If it insisted on the same degree of freedom for quacks to practice on hogs which they are allowed in

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