HEMOLYSIS OF HUMAN AND RABBIT ERYTHROCYTES BY CROTALUS VENOM

JOSEPH McFARLAND
1909 Journal of the American Medical Association  
bral symptoms, puncture showed the diplococcus; the serum was used with almost immediate improvement. In this case we had difficulty in getting out enough fluid. We used 15 c.c, and at one time 30 c.c, without any trouble. The spinal fluid cleared up and no diploeocci could be found, but the pneumonia continued and the patient was in the hospital for three weeks with pneumonia, without recurrence of spinal symptoms. In most of the cases the temperature rapidly dropped after treatment. Dr.
more » ... reatment. Dr. William M. Welch, Philadelphia: I have seen Flexner's serum used in a large number of cases of eerebrospinal meningitis in our Municipal Hospital and I regret very much that I have no exact data at hand to show the results. The members of the hospital staff feel sure that the death rate has been considerably reduced by the serum treatment. We have found that it is more useful in the true form of the disease, in which the Diplococcus intracellularis is present. But I rise more par¬
doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550110001001e fatcat:lyi7r7n3zjeuxlhl2gidl77bmm