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November 1916

PROVOCATIVE AND PROPHYLACTIC VACCINATION IN THE VAGINITIS OF INFANTS

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Research Laboratory, Department of Health, New York City, and the Home for Hebrew Infants.

Am J Dis Child. 1916;XII(5):466-476. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1916.04110170044004
Abstract

We have had to contend with the problem of vaginitis, just as so many others have had to do in similar institutions. It is not my intention to write a review of the trials and tribulations encountered during the five years since we have been housed in modern buildings and have made every effort to combat this insidious disease. As we have profited in some respects by experience, however, it seemed as if it might be of value to those who are actively interested in this problem to communicate briefly some of the lessons learned during this period.

Our endeavors have been directed in various directions: in preventing the admission of infected infants, in attempting in many different ways to avoid a spread of infection, in diagnosing cases at the earliest possible moment, and, finally, in resorting to every means to effect a cure. It should be realized at the

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