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October 31, 1896

Treatment of Diphtheria.

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217 South Sixth Street.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(18):968. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430960040012

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Camden, N. J., Oct. 19, 1896.

To the Editor:  —In the formula of my antiseptic solution in the Journal, Oct. 17, 1896, just to hand, an important misprint has occurred. It should be in the formula five drops of carbolic acid instead of one drop.Will you kindly and promptly correct the same in your next issue. Also I send you two letters which are of great interest in connection with my method of treating diphtheria. Please give them space. Yours very sincerely,D. Benjamin, M.D.Camden, N. J., July 16, 1896.

Dr. D. Benjamin, My Dear Doctor:  —In reference to your Antiseptic Treatment for Diphtheria, will say that I have used your treatment for the past three years in at least seventy-five cases of true diphtheria, without a death.The membrane disappeared so quickly in certain cases that reporting the case to the board of health seemed unnecessary.In

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