JEAN V. COOKE, M.D.
Effective specific protection against communicable disease has been developed in smallpox, diphtheria and typhoid fever, in each case based upon different immunologic principles. In other common infections, efforts along similar lines have resulted in far less regular results. In some, although some reports are distinctly favorable, the lack of constant effectiveness has prevented the general use of such methods as have been advised; in others, there are practical difficulties in applying the protective therapy. Under certain conditions, however, the results of a given specific infection are of such known severity, that one is eager to use any prophylactic measure which
COOKE JV. Specific Prophylactic Measures in Varicella and Measles(Specific Prophylactic Measures in Varicella and Measles*†)(Specific Prophylactic Measures in Varicella and Measles*†). Ann Intern Med. 1928;2:518–523. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-6-518
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