October 27, 1928


JAMA. 1928;91(17):1310-1311. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700170074036

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This is the report of a committee of physicians appointed in 1926 to consider various matters relating to vaccination. The secretary of the committee was Dr. J. R. Hutchinson. The first part of the report deals with the preparation, testing and standardization of vaccine virus; the practical methods now available to diminish or remove any risks that may result from vaccination, and the best methods of vaccination to give protection against smallpox in epidemics and nonepidemic periods. The single insertion of vaccine is recommended. The age of from 2 to 6 months is regarded as the time of choice for primary vaccination, which is borne most easily at this age. Infantile vaccination should be followed by revaccination on entering school (from 5 to 7 years) and again at the fourteenth to sixteenth years approximately. The second part deals exhaustively with diseases of the nervous system after vaccination. Between November, 1922,

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