ARCHIBALD L. HOYNE, F.A.C.P.
Many of the early methods for the treatment of meningitis have been forgotten or largely abandoned. Nevertheless, there are well qualified physicians who continue to espouse original procedures which are unnecessary for the benefit of patients. To appreciate fully the advances1 that have taken place it seems almost imperative to cite some of the history of the therapy of meningitis.
Kolle and Wasserman2 in 1906 were the first to report a specific remedy for any kind of meningitis, based on animal experimentation. This was an antibacterial serum for meningococcic infections, which Jochmann3 developed still further in the same year for
HOYNE AL. SIMPLICITY IN THE TREATMENT OF MENINGITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:1164–1169. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-6-1164
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(6):1164-1169.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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