JOHN A. TOOMEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
There is need for a procedure that will actively immunize susceptibles against scarlet fever. Such immunization is necessary for the personnel of contagious disease hospitals, preventoriums and orphan asylums; it is no less necessary for the young if the complications of scarlet fever are to be avoided. However, the need may not seem apparent when it is noted that for the past 40 years scarlet fever has been increasing in morbidity, but decreasing in mortality.1 On the other hand, everyone will admit that the severity or mildness of the infection has no bearing on the degree or type of complication
JOHN A. TOOMEY. SCARLET FEVER IMMUNIZATION(SCARLET FEVER IMMUNIZATION*). Ann Intern Med. 1941;15:959–973. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-6-959
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(6):959-973.
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