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December 26, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVII(26):1358. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02431040040012

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The Northwestern Ohio Medical Society held its fifty-second meeting at Defiance, December 10 and 11. The following officers were elected: President, Dr. Joseph Sager of Celina; vice-presidents, Drs. James A. Duncan of Toledo and R. D. Dihle of Lima; secretary, Dr. J. P. Baker of Findlay; treasurer, Dr. L. M. Gehrett of Deshler. Dr. J. P. Baker of Findlay read an elaborate paper on "Treatment of Diphtheria by Antitoxin," in which he reported twenty-nine cases with the following results: Number of cases treated with antitoxin 23, number of cases of laryngeal invasion 6, number of deaths 1; 9 cases received antitoxin first day, 4 the second day, 4 the third day, 2 the fourth day, 1 the fifth day, 1 case, stage of disease indefinite; 13 cases received one injection, 6 received two injections, 1 received three injections, 1 received four injections. The antitoxin was supplemented by protonuclein combined with

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