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JAMA 100 Years Ago
May 1, 2013

ANTITYPHOID VACCINATION IN CHILDREN*

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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2013;309(17):1758. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.174809

FREDERICK F. RUSSELL, M.D.
Major, Medical Corps, U. S. Army
WASHINGTON, D. C.

The prophylactic use of antityphoid vaccine among children has, as yet, received scant attention in medical literature. The subject has been referred to incidentally in papers which I have read at various places during the past year,1 but heretofore no statistics have been furnished.

Whether the measure be regarded as necessary or merely desirable will depend, to a great extent, on local conditions, but for a large class of young people, it is now, in my opinion, highly desirable. This class includes all those, from 2 to 16 years of age, who leave home for summer vacations, schools and colleges. Osler says:

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