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October 25, 1913

A CLINICAL REPORT OF SEVEN CASES OF HYDROPHOBIA: TOGETHER WITH A CASE CLINICALLY SIMILAR, WITH RECOVERY FOLLOWING THE INJECTION OF QUININ

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ST. LOUIS

From the Municipal Laboratory of Pathology and Bacteriology, St. Louis.

JAMA. 1913;61(17):1511-1514. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350180011004
Abstract

The following seven eases of hydrophobia (Cases 1-7) are reported because of the persistent assertions of so many misinformed persons that no such disease exists, and because of the strenuous opposition which these make against any plans looking toward the elimination of the dog nuisance. Unfortunately, this opposition has the support of a few members of the medical profession and of several widely circulated newspapers. The efforts of the Health Department of St. Louis to lessen the danger of rabies by the capture of stray dogs and the temporary muzzling of owned dogs have been greatly hindered by the editorial opposition of two of the local papers. It is hoped that the brief clinical review of the seven deaths here recorded may in a measure add strength to the documentary and experimental evidence of the existence of hydrophobia, and give pause to those opponents who desire light.

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