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August 14, 1967

Prevention of Rubella With γ-Globulin

Author Affiliations

From Naval Medical Research Unit No. 4, Great Lakes, Ill (Mr. Pierce), Preventive Medicine Division, Bureau of Medicine, Washington, DC (Dr. Miller), Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Illinois at the Medical Center, Chicago (Dr. Dowd), Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Medical College, Memphis (Dr. Rytel), and Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3, Cairo, Egypt (Dr. Miller).

JAMA. 1967;201(7):560-561. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130070080031

The administration of three different lots of γ-globulin was found to significantly reduce the incidence of clinical rubella among recruits at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, III, in 1963. The magnitude of the reduction was dependent upon the dose administered, with a dose of 0.0613 ml or greater per pound contributing to the greatest reduction in incidence.