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February 18, 1899


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JAMA. 1899;XXXII(7):354-355. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450340021002h

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I contributed to the Journal of Dec. 18, 1897, a report of eight cases of acute sepsis in which I had used Marmorek's antistreptococcic serum with complete success, and I now have fifteen more cases to report.

Case 9.  - Mr. J., age 50, was suffering from acute gangrene of the lung following pneumonia. His breath was extremely fetid, temperature 101; the entire body covered with an eruption, appetite poor, and he was apparently in a hopeless condition. Phthisis was suspected; two microscopic examinations failed to detect tubercle bacilli, but confirmed the diagnosis of gangrene of the lung. This condition having continued for several days without any apparent improvement, he was given 10 c.c. of serum, and in twenty-four hours his temperature and pulse were normal, the odor of the breath less offensive, and the eruption disappearing. His condition continued to improve until the tenth day, when he left the hospital

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