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June 5, 1937

Lysozyme. Typhoid Fever. Diphtheria. Rheumatism

JAMA. 1937;108(23):1997. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780230057036

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Abstract

This book deals with the results of investigations at the Metchnikoff Institute of Kharkov under the direction of M. Melnik. There are four main topics: lysozyme, the stable substance discovered by Fleming in 1922 in various products and tissues of the animal body, which in neutral or slightly alkaline medium dissolves various bacteria, saprophytic as well as pathogenic; single immunization against typhoid by injecting vaccine and culture filtrate of typhoid bacilli with alum, thus producing an antigenic depot; single immunization against diphtheria with alum precipitated toxid; streptococcic allergy and rheumatism. The parts dealing with lysozyme and antidiphtheria immunization are in English, the two other parts in French. The book is well printed on substantial paper. Its contents will interest those who are concerned with the topics discussed.

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