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October 23, 1915

The So-Called "New" Anthrax Serum

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Washington, D. C.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(17):1479. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580170067024

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To the Editor:  —A recent case of anthrax in man in a New York hospital was given unusual publicity by the daily press. This was primarily due to the great respect which the patient enjoyed in his community, and also to the extraordinary courage he manifested during the course of his horrible affliction.My stenographer happened to be in New York at the time, and reading of the case, he lost no time in communicating with the attending physicians, calling to their attention an anthrax serum which has been prepared by me and which has been extensively tested, both for its prophylactic and its curative value.The stenographer had this information from taking dictation from me while I was preparing a paper on the subject for the American Veterinary Medical Association's meeting at Oakland, and also from notes which he transcribed for me in connection with the work during the

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