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December 1924

THE TREATMENT OF PNEUMONIAS IN CHILDRENA REPORT TO DATE ON OUR EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL RESULTS, USING THE BLOOD AND SERUM OF CHICKENS

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1924;34(6):867-889. doi:10.1001/archinte.1924.00120060134008
Abstract

In a previous communication,1 we took up in detail the theory of using the blood or blood serum of fowls in the treatment of pneumonia in children.

It is the object of this paper to present the results of our work, both with laboratory animals, and with children in whom pneumonia was treated with the blood or serum of fowls, mostly chickens.

After the first season's work (from 1921 to 1922), a study of the literature was made, and the work of Bull and McKee,2 and that of Keyes3 was found.

We attempted to repeat the experiments of Bull and McKee, but our results were much less striking than were theirs, possibly because we allowed our serum to age too much; it was suggested that in this mode of procedure much of the antibody in the serum was perhaps destroyed by the host before the pneumococcus was injected. We, therefore,

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