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September 21, 1940


JAMA. 1940;115(12):1038. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810380068026

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To the Editor:—  My attention has recently been called to the fact that in volume A 40 of the International Bulletin dealing with Infantile Paralysis, published and distributed in the United States by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc., there is a statement on page 75 in French and on page 79 in English that is exceedingly ambiguous. This reads "Thus, he was led to the conclusion that 0.10G. of potassium chlorate, per kilo of body weight, given in syrup of raspberry, every two hours, during the daytime and at night, proved to be the optimal dosage."This is not to be interpreted to mean that 0.10 Gm. of potassium chlorate is to be administered every two hours. This would be far in excess of the maximum tolerated dosage. This statement should be interpreted as being a total of 0.10 Gm. of potassium chlorate given, if at all, in

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