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December 1972

A Comparison of the Antipyretic: Effect of Acetaminophen and Aspirin

Author Affiliations

Boston; Boston; Fitchburg, Mass
From the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard University Medical School and Department of Medicine, Children's Hospital Medical Center (Drs. Tarlin, Landrigan, and Alpert); the Department of Pediatrics, Boston City Hospital and Boston University School of Medicine (Dr. Tarlin); and Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg, Mass (Dr. Babineau). Dr. Landrigan is now with the Public Health Service, Atlanta, Ga, and Dr. Alpert is also with Boston City Hospital and Boston University School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;124(6):880-882. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110180082011

A double-blind study comparing the antipyretic effect of a single dose of aspirin or acetaminophren in identical milligram dosage demonstrates that both drugs have an equivalent antipyretic effect.