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September 12, 1925


JAMA. 1925;85(11):838-839. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670110052021

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Report of the Institute for the Prophylactic Treatment of Rabies, 1913-1923  Vienna has its own institute for treatment of persons bitten by animals, in whom rabies may develop. The institute is under state supervision and is connected with the Rudolf Hospital. A recent report covering the eleven year period from 1913 to 1923 distinguishes between the prewar period, the period of the war, and the postbellum period, since the territory from which it drew patients has varied under changing conditions. In 1913 and 1914, 1,434 persons were inoculated; however, sixty-six of these can be eliminated because they did not complete the treatment or because the animal that did the biting proved not to have rabies. Of the 1,368 remaining, 64 per cent, were men and 36 per cent., women; or, with respect to age, 62 per cent, were adults and 38 per cent., children. In 32 per cent. of the

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