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January 11, 1930

AUTOGENOUS VACCINESTHEIR PREPARATION AND USE

Author Affiliations

WASHINGTON, D. C.
From the Laboratories of the Diagnostic Center, U. S. Veterans' Bureau.

JAMA. 1930;94(2):95-100. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710280023008
Abstract

My purpose in this paper is to present the experience of several years gained in the preparation and use of autogenous vaccines. It would seem that nothing new could be added to what has already been said on preparation because most of the textbooks publish a more or less standardized method for vaccines which has been acceptable for a number of years. It is unfortunately true that vaccines are not the cure-alls that some persons expect them to be, but, on the other hand, they have a definite place and value. In a recent review made by Hektoen and Irons1 the reports from all parts of the country would seem to give vaccines, both stock and autogenous, a very low rating and would indicate that this form of therapy is being used by only a small minority of the profession at large.

What is wrong? Is the vaccine as

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