BRUCE M. ESPLIN, M.D.
Edward Jenner's introduction to the medical world in 1798 of the possibility of a prophylactic vaccination for smallpox not only stimulated the establishment of the most effective known control of that disease but, in doing so, created an entirely new disease—eczema vaccinatum.
While it is a well known entity to the specially trained dermatologist and pediatrician, the average physician's knowledge of this disease is not commensurate with the importance of his potential rôle in its causation or with the relatively serious prognosis, once it is fully manifest. Part of this is undoubtedly attributable to its neglect in many of the
ESPLIN BM. ECZEMA VACCINATUM: REPORT OF A CASE TREATED WITH AUREOMYCIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:1346–1350. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-6-1346
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(6):1346-1350.
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