W. W. HALL, F.A.C.P.
The purpose of this paper is to summarize the work on tetanus immunization done in the U. S. Navy since 1934, some of which has previously been reported,1, 2 and to present a few thoughts concerning the value to the military services of active immunization against tetanus.
The development of toxoid immunization against tetanus is not entirely new. As long ago as 1926 Ramón3 reported satisfactory immunization of humans using formol toxoid or anatoxin. Work on this subject was confined largely to France for the next few years. Then, on this continent from 1932 to 1936, various papers appeared, reporting
HALL WW. TETANUS TOXOID IMMUNIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:565–582. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-4-565
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(4):565-582.
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