WILLIAM THALHIMER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Today there is a steadily increasing interest in both the prophylactic and the therapeutic value of various convalescent serums. It is, however, extremely difficult to secure accurate information of the value of any agent in preventing acute infectious diseases. This is because of the many variables, having to do with the intimacy, degree and time of contact with an infectious individual, the degree and stage of infectivity of the patient, the relative resistance of the exposed individual, etc. Therefore, although the number of reports of well controlled prophylactic studies is increasing, the profession still views these efforts at prevention with
THALHIMER W. THE PROPHYLACTIC AND THERAPEUTIC VALUE OF CONVALESCENT SERUMS IN SOME OF THE ACUTE INFECTIOUS DISEASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1936;10:373–378. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-3-373
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