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May 2, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(18):647-648. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410700032013

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To the Editor  :—In your issue of October 11 there appears a paper by Dr. Wm. H. Daly, a nose and throat specialist of this city, on "The Medical Treatment of Diphtheria," containing statements that call for correction. The paper was read at the forty-first annual meeting of the American Medical Association at Nashville, June, 1890, and strange to relate, its claims for originality were not contradicted. The special treatment for diphtheria to which Dr. Daly refers, and which he claims as his own, is that by large doses of calomel. He says: "You will pardon me if I undertake to draw your attention again to a well-tried plan of treatment which I had the honor of bringing to the notice of the profession in a paper entitled, 'The Simplest and most Efficient Treatment of Diphtheria,' which I read before the Congress of the American Laryngological Association in Philadelphia in

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