In previous comunications,1,2 we have shown that sodium ricinoleate is capable of rendering bacterial antigens non-toxic. As evidence of this, we may cite the fact that an antigen which, when injected intradermally, produces a marked local reaction, is no longer capable of producing such reaction after treatment with ricinoleate. Larson3 was the first to demonstrate this detoxifying action while working with the pneumococcus.
Among our private patients, we had encountered a large group, ranging from cases of chronic constipation to mucous colitis, in whom treatment had proved very unsatisfactory. Wherry4 had shown that the intestinal tract may contain organisms to