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September 13, 1890

ANTIRABIC INOCULATIONS.SENSATIONS EXPERIENCED BY INOCULATED PERSONS. HOW IMMUNITY IS ATTAINED. Read by Title in the Section of Practice of Medicine, Materia Medica and Physiology, at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, at Nashville, Tenn., May, 1890.

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JAMA. 1890;XV(11):383-385. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410370007001b

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More than ten thousand people have been inoculated during the five years in which the Pasteurian inoculations have been practiced. Among the number were a few doctors; nevertheless, there does not, as far as my knowledge goes, exist any detailed narrative of the phenomena noticed in those who have submitted to the preventive treatment for rabies after having been bitten. I have therefore thought that it would prove interesting for the study of immunity in general, and as a contribution to the history of this system of treatment in particular, to make known some of my observations.

Following in the steps of several doctors, either directors or assistants in antirabic institutions, who did so to guard against a possible accidental inoculation during their daily manipulations of virulent matter, I inoculated myself as well as two of my assistants, Messrs. Roger and De Monchy. A young lad attached to

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