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September 16, 1922


JAMA. 1922;79(12):979-980. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640120053024

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Vaccine Therapy in Otorhinolaryngology  Among the subjects discussed at the congress of the French Society of Otorhinolaryngology, which was held recently in Paris, vaccine therapy was one of the most interesting. The report was made by Drs. L. Baldenweck of Paris, M. Jacod of Lyons, and Moulonguet of Paris.They stated that the best results are obtained in furunculosis of the nose and ear, and, in fact, in furunculosis in general. Vaccine therapy in such cases is curative when furuncles are in evolution, and preventive by hindering the growth of new lesions. To obtain this result, when treating recurring or multiple furuncles, it is necessary, after incision of suppurating points, to inject immediately staphylococcic stock vaccine in high doses, frequently repeated, and then to use an autovaccine to check the affection and to obtain prolonged immunization. In hay-fever, the authors did not touch upon pollen desensitization, the subject being outside

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