W. W. HALL, F.A.C.P.
In all the wars of history, tetanus has been a major menace and a master killer. The adoption of tetanus toxoid prophylaxis by some of the military forces in World War II presented an opportunity to note the incidence of tetanus with and without active immunization and to some extent to compare success attained by different programs of immunization. Before the advent of tetanus antitoxin, "lock-jaw" attacked many of the wounded and killed almost all of its victims. Antitoxin prophylaxis and treatment improved the situation but, in spite of the best possible use of antitoxic serum, tetanus still occurred and,
HALL WW. THE U. S. NAVY'S WAR RECORD WITH TETANUS TOXOID1. Ann Intern Med. 1948;28:298–308. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-2-298
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(2):298-308.
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