Vaccine and Serum Therapy

Vaccine and Serum Therapy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... have decided upon the dosage and inter-spacing of injections by clinical symptoms rather than based upon opsonic index determinations. Most clinicians have, in the first injection, used the dosage recommended by Wright but in subsequent injections have used such amounts as seemed warranted and indicated. Hektoen, adhering to the reliability of opsonic index determinations, holds that the index is of diagnostic and prognostic importance, while Park, Cole, Bolduan and others regard the index as unreliable for such purposes. ORGANISMS USED IN VACCINATION. Many of the species of pathogenic bacteria have been used in active immunization. Two kinds of vaccine treatment have been employed, one consists of the injection of killed cultures of the causal organisms and the other of the autoinoculation from the infected focus by means of massage and manipulation. In the injection of vaccines, so called "stock culture" vaccines and "personal" or "autogeneous" vaccines have been used. It has been found that for some organisms, vaccines made from stock cultures will give as good results as will personal or autogeneous vaccines. Stock vaccines have the advantage that no time need be lost in the preparation of the vaccine, and for nearly all of the species of bacteria causing infections amenable to treatment by active immunization, stock vaccines are equally as good as autogeneous vaccines. The principle exceptions are the vaccines for Streptococcus pyogenes, Mic. pneumoniae and, according to some, for the Mic. gonorrhoeae. Some investigators have used vaccines containing several species of bacteria. Serum and vaccine manufacturers have prepared vaccines suitable for active immunization against one or many different sepcies. more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 185.42 x 241.3 x 10.16mm | 113.4g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236498747
  • 9781236498748