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November 30, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLIX(22):1849. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530220037008

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In the current Bulletin of the Illinois State Board of Health appear the details of the plan of antitoxin distribution made possible by the recent appropriation of $30,000 by the state legislature. The list of antitoxin stations in the state to the number of 101 is given. Antitoxin is to be supplied free of cost to all persons in the state who may need it; heretofore it has been supplied to the poor only. Antitoxin in packages of 1.000, 2,000, 3,000 or 5,000 units, with a special syringe, will be furnished on the application of the physician in attendance on the person for whom it is to be used. Arrangements have also been made with the University of Illinois whereby a laboratory will be established at the university for the purpose of making bacteriologic examinations. Massachusetts is the only other state which furnishes diphtheria antitoxin free to all its citizens,

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