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July 23, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(4):119-121. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400030023010

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REPORT ON PASTEUR'S TREATMENT OF HYDROPHOBIA.  [The report of the committee of the Local Government Board, appointed in April, 1886, to inquire into M. Pasteur's treatment of hydrophobia, was presented to Parliament on June 27. We are indebted The Lancet, of July 2, for the following abstract of the report:]The report commences by stating that it was found necessary that some of the members of the committee should, together with Mr. Victor Horsley, the secretary, visit Paris so as to obtain information from M. Pasteur himself, to observe his method of treatment, and investigate a considerable number of cases of persons inoculated by him; and, further, that a careful series of experiments should be made by Mr. Horsley on the effects of such inoculation on the lower animals. Mr. Horsley's experiments are stated to entirely confirm M. Pasteur's discovery of a method by which animals may be protected from

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