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May 22, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(21):1642. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670470050024

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To the Editor:  —In an article in the May issue of the Archives of Surgery, I have called attention to the great value of treating tetanus by large doses of serum intravenously. It is recommended that intraspinal injections be given up entirely, as they would seem to increase the mortality rate.If the tables published mean what they seem to mean, this is a very important matter in the treatment of this disease. It is, however, desirable that a large number of additional statistics should be collected. I would therefore much appreciate it if any physician who employs this method of large doses by vein to the exclusion of spinal treatment would report the facts at once so that another statistical study can be published later.

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