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January 23, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(4):296. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670300056029

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, Dec. 19, 1925, appeared a letter from Dr. Kenelm Winslow, Seattle, taking exception to some of the statements in my letter to The Journal on the subject of human serum in the treatment of acute poliomyelitis, September 26. My reason for writing again is to call attention to the unfortunate incomplete and consequent misquotation of one sentence from my letter.In the fourth paragraph of Dr. Winslow's letter, he quotes me as stating that "no one has ever produced infantile paralysis in monkeys." If Dr. Winslow will look once more at my letter he will see that the sentence actually reads as follows: "This serum does not neutralize a virus which is capable of producing the experimental disease in monkeys: nor has any one ever produced infantile paralysis in monkeys with any streptococcus."It is unfortunate that Dr. Winslow permitted this misstatement to occur,

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