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January 4, 1908

DIPHTHERIA ANTITOXIN IN BRONCHIAL ASTHMA.

JAMA. 1908;L(1):40. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310270040004c

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Abstract

In The Journal, March 23, 1907, is a letter from Dr. Fitzmiller, of Piqua, Ohio, calling attention to the benefits accruing from the use of antitoxin in asthma. For some two years I have been bothered considerably by attacks of asthma, due to the dust or odor of a horse, not having it at night unless I drove during the day previous. On Oct. 19, 1907, I received 2,000 units of diphtheria antitoxin, and on Nov. 3, 1907, I was given 3.000 units. Only a slight reaction followed the injection, but I have had complete relief since the last dose.

On November 8, Mr. B. called on me at 8 p. m., and asked me to administer the treatment to him. Two weeks previously I had examined him for life insurance. He was rejected because of his history of asthma. He was 52 years old; weight 155 pounds, chest 35

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