MACNIDER WETHERBY, M.D.
Streptococcic vaccine and streptococcic derivatives have been used in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatoid diseases for a number of years. The materials injected have varied widely as to the strain or strains used, dosage, frequency, and route of administration.
For the past nine years intravenous streptococcic vaccine has been used by us in the treatment of patients with chronic arthritis and associated rheumatoid complaints. These were seen at the out-patient department of the University of Minnesota hospital. The chief basis for use has been the probability that streptococci may be etiological factors in many cases of chronic arthritis and
WETHERBY M. INTRAVENOUS STREPTOCOCCIC VACCINE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC RHEUMATOID DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:1849–1857. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-10-1849
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(10):1849-1857.
Infectious Disease, Prevention/Screening, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology, Vaccines/Immunization.
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