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April 20, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXIV(16):604. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430160032015

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Chicago, April 13, 1895.

To the Editor:  —In an editorial of the April 13 number of the Journal, you refer to the case of Bertha Valentine, of Brooklyn, who died ten minutes after the injection of Behring's antitoxin No. 2, Op, 159, tested Jan. 30, 1895. April 5, I used Behring's antitoxin, No. 2, 1,000 and No. 2, Op. 159, tested Jan. 30, 1895 (note the coincidence of the Op., please), upon a 4-year-old boy with surprisingly good results. This seems to me but another link in the chain, showing that the cause of death was not inherent in the antitoxin used; for that used by me was from exactly the same lot of serum and cured, not killed, my case. It might be well to hear from every case upon which Op. 159, Jan. 30, 1895, test has been used.Trusting that my contribution will help dispel the prejudice

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