Scientific Memoirs by Officers of the Medical and Sanitary Departments of the Government of India

Scientific Memoirs by Officers of the Medical and Sanitary Departments of the Government of India : On the Standardisation of Anti-Typhoid Vaccine (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Scientific Memoirs by Officers of the Medical and Sanitary Departments of the Government of India: On the Standardisation of Anti-Typhoid Vaccine It will, we think, he acknowledged by all pathologists that the immunity induced by anti-typhoid vaccination is in the main, if not entirely, a bactericidal? Immunity, that is to say, that it depends on an increased power of the individual to kill the typhoid bacteria by means of his body fluids, and that there is no evidence so far of an antitoxic immunity This increased power is due, using the language of Ehrlich, to an increase of the specific amboceptor or immune body in the body fluids and not to any increase of the complement. It is also probable that the organism, after an anti-typhoid inoculation, acquires a habit of producing these protective substances on a stimulus of a much slighter nature than before the inoculation. Such an hypothesis would account for the presence of a certain degree of immunity after the amount of' protective substances, which are increased considerably in quantity immediately after an inoculation of anti-typhoid vaccine, had again fallen to normal. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 59g
  • English
  • 16 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 024331356X
  • 9780243313563