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July 19, 1884


JAMA. 1884;III(3):79-80. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390520023010

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Paris, June 11, 1885.

It is difficult to reconcile the arguments lately propounded by M. Pasteur at the Academy of Sciences, and subsequently at the Academy of Medicine, with the facts elicited by the report that was read on the 16th of February last at the Council of Salubrity of the Seine, of which M. Pasteur is a member, on the cases of hydrophobia or rabies that were observed in human subjects in the department during the years 1881, 1882 and 1883. These cases amounted to 33. Of this number, 24 were treated by various methods, and nine were treated by inoculation with the rabie virus, viz.: One by Drs. Dujardin, Beaumetz and Lannelongue, one by Dr. Bouchard, two by persons not named, one by M. Roux, one of M. Pasteur's pupils, this inoculation being consequently practiced in strict conformity with M. Pasteur's mode of proceeding, finally four, or rather

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