Four years ago, before this section, I discussed the question of the treatment of pneumonia by means of specific serum, and gave the results of the treatment of a few cases by this method. (During the period which has elapsed since then, the study of this form of treatment has been continued, further experience has been obtained and certain new facts elicited, and today I desire to report the progress that has been made and to discuss certain practical questions relating to this form of therapy.) At that time the type of pneumococci causing the infection had been determined in only seventy-nine cases. We have now determined the type of infecting organism in over 500 cases in the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute alone, and the method of determination of type is now being done as a routine procedure in a large number of hospitals and by several state and
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