BENJAMIN WHITE, Ph.D.
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The present popularity of serums and vaccines rests upon the known efficacy of such time-proven products as smallpox vaccine and diphtheria antitoxin; partly upon the hope that some of the newer and less thoroughly tried products may ward off or modify a disease; or sometimes upon the very human wish that even if we are sceptical, we can at least be doing something for the patient.
As biologic therapy progresses it is fitting, and it may be useful, to make as careful and critical an appraisal as possible of the many serums and vaccines that are now offered to the
WHITE B. Serums and Vaccines in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease12. Ann Intern Med. 1929;3:309–327. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-4-309
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;3(4):309-327.
Infectious Disease, Prevention/Screening, Vaccines/Immunization.
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