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September 18, 1897

Reply to Dr. Paquin.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(12):603-604. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440380045013

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Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 26, 1897.

To the Editor:  —I desire a little space to reply to an article of Dr. Paul Paquin written in criticism of my report, on treatment of tuberculosis, presented at the last meeting of the American Medical Association. Far from belittling the results of serum-therapy and declaring against the use of tubercle antitoxin, I am heartily in favor of such methods of treatment in suitable cases. The conclusions to which I came in regard to antitoxin are, it seems to me, thoroughly justified and are not materially different from Dr. Paquin's own conclusions: viz., that "in cases of phthisis that are at all advanced it is of no value, that in the one case (and I particularly state one) of almost pure tuberculosis of larynx and upper lobe in which I used it, it was worse than useless, not having stayed the disease and having

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