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To the Editor:—
I note in The Journal of January 11, page 145, the article about deaths from acetylsalicylic acid. In the village of Vandalia, Mich., 5 miles from Cassopolis, is a man who has been a chronic invalid suffering from arthritis deformans for more than twenty years. For seventeen years he has been confined to the use of a wheel chair. The records indicate, and the facts are supported by members of his family, that he has been taking 125 grains (8 Gm.) of aspirin daily for seventeen years without any apparent harmful effects. His family say that they have been unable to reduce the amount.
Cunningham EM. ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID DEATHS. JAMA. 1941;116(8):779. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820080119024
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