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November 25, 1911


Author Affiliations

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Long Island College Hospital BROOKLYN, N. Y.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(22):1738-1740. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260110238003

In this brief summary on the value of vaccines as an adjunct in the treatment of puerperal and non-puerperal pelvic infections, I shall attempt to describe the class of cases in which the staff of Long Island College Hospital have found vaccines to be of therapeutic use. During our three years' experience, vaccines have been used in almost every case of septic pelvic infection, which has occurred in my several obstetric and gynecologic services.

We have been able, through the courtesy and cooperation of our pathologic department, to make the necessary blood-examinations throughout the entire course of the vaccine treatment, and to study the blood-picture as it appeared before and after each vaccination; so I feel that, while this contribution is but preliminary to a more extended trial, it is our duty to give to the profession at large such data as we have gathered. So many prominent gynecologists speak

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