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In the abstract of Dr. French Hansel's paper on "The Use of Staphyloccus Toxoid in Otolaryngolgy," read before the American Laryngological Association, which appeared in the January issue of the Archives (p. 119), the following statement did not correctly reflect Dr. Hansel's viewpoint as to dosage: "Best results are obtained by giving increasing doses of a high dilution up to the point where local reactions are observed." Dr. Hansel states that "a dosage established below that which causes an exacerbation of the symptoms is the amount which produces the optimum therapeutic effect.... The effective dosage should be approached from the very weak ineffective zone to the one which produces the most satisfactory results, thus avoiding the zone of reaction." If the patient's symptoms are aggravated, the dose should be reduced by at least half. If the symptoms are markedly increased or a reaction occurs, the dose should be dropped to
CORRECTION. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1955;62(1):27. doi:10.1001/archotol.1955.03830010029003
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