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EFFECT OF HUMAN SERUM ON THE SCHICK REACTION AND THE BLOOD ANTI-TOXIN TITER

EFFECT OF HUMAN SERUM ON THE SCHICK REACTION AND THE BLOOD ANTI-TOXIN TITER In a previous communication1 we reported the results of a four year study of the routine inoculation with parental serum of every child admitted to the pediatric service. The findings indicated a definite diminution in the incidence of secondary infectious diseases, in contrast to the number which developed in the surgical pediatric ward, which served as a control. The purpose of the present study was to determine, if possible, the exact nature of the protection which parental serum apparently conferred on its recipients. Because of the fact that susceptibility of a person to diphtheria can be determined within twenty-four hours by means of the Schick reaction, which is accepted as a criterion from the practical point of view, diphtheria was singled out for special study. Moreover, we felt that by studying the effect of human serum in a disease immunity to which can be measured on an accurate and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

EFFECT OF HUMAN SERUM ON THE SCHICK REACTION AND THE BLOOD ANTI-TOXIN TITER

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1940 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000010045004
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Abstract

In a previous communication1 we reported the results of a four year study of the routine inoculation with parental serum of every child admitted to the pediatric service. The findings indicated a definite diminution in the incidence of secondary infectious diseases, in contrast to the number which developed in the surgical pediatric ward, which served as a control. The purpose of the present study was to determine, if possible, the exact nature of the protection which parental serum apparently conferred on its recipients. Because of the fact that susceptibility of a person to diphtheria can be determined within twenty-four hours by means of the Schick reaction, which is accepted as a criterion from the practical point of view, diphtheria was singled out for special study. Moreover, we felt that by studying the effect of human serum in a disease immunity to which can be measured on an accurate and

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1940

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