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June 28, 1902

A CONTRIBUTION TO THE TREATMENT OF PNEUMONIA WITH ANTIPNEUMOCOCCIC SERUM.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(26):1681-1683. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480260001001
Abstract

One can but feel a very natural hesitation in presenting to this society any views on the treatment of pneumonia, because I very fully realize that the experience of all of us must have been, in the treatment of this grave disease, one of disappointment and, at times, of despair. As for myself, during the past twenty odd years, I have, in my vain endeavor to save the lives of those intrusted to my care and who were the victims of this disease, used nearly all of the many treatments which have been suggested. Each fall I have read the views of my brethren in the great medical centers, have earnestly studied their methods, and with renewed hope and fresh courage I have again entered into the battle with this disease.

Each spring, looking back over the results of these various treatments and endeavoring to be honest with myself, I

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