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July 18, 1966

Recovery From Rabies in Man

JAMA. 1966;197(3):224. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110030118046

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To the Editor:—  In a letter in the Journal of May 9 (196:600, 1966), Dr. Joseph J. Kraut states: "Humans are now known to have survived clinical [italics mine] rabies, proved by laboratory test, who received blood transfusions from donors recently actively immunized."This writer knows of no reported instance of recovery from rabies in a human once clinical signs of the disease have appeared. It would be helpful if Dr. Kraut could provide further descriptive material concerning these cases or document the references therefor.

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