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Article
October 13, 1900

THE PRESENT STATUS OF OUR KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING THE BACTERIOLOGY AND SERUM TREATMENT OF DIPHTHERIA.

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CINCINNATI, OHIO.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(15):940-942. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620410024001g
Abstract

Although we may not consider this subject as exactly fitting for the deliberations of this Section, still diphtheria is to a certain extent a throat affection, and as such its discussion has a place here. The subject offers something a little different from the ordinary run of topics which engage our attention, and for that reason, on the advice of our Chairman, I take the liberty of introducing it here. It is not my intention to treat the subject from a practical standpoint, but rather to touch on the scientific advances which have been made by the bacteriologists and those engaged in working out the problems connected with serumtherapy. An enormous amount of work has been done and is being done along these lines, and an account of the latest theories advanced, even as imperfectly as given here, can not fail to be of some profit to us. The subject

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