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October 17, 1908

VACCINE AND SERUM TREATMENT OF GONORRHEA IN FEMALE CHILDREN.

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO. BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

JAMA. 1908;LI(16):1301-1304. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410160011001b
Abstract

SUMMARY.  The inoculation treatment of vulvovaginitis apparently shortens the stay of patients in hospital. Whether or not it actually lessens the total duration of the disease, as compared with other methods of treatment, future investigations must determine.Old strains are more effective than fresh ones.It is desirable, though apparently not absolutely necessary, to take the index while pursuing the treatment.There is no correspondence between the index and the vaginal discharge.Our thanks are due to our colleagues on the staff of Cook County Hospital, who kindly allowed us to inoculate their patients, and to the Visiting Nurses' Association for their help in tracing patients. We also are under special obligation to Dr. Hektoen and Dr. Hamilton for much valuable help and suggestion in the opsonic work.439 North State Street. 26 Junior Terrace.A clinical experience of ten years with institution epidemics of gonorrhea, occurring at not infrequent

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