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January 7, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(1):52-54. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740010054021

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A Successful Method of Prevention and Treatment of Distemper  In previous letters, the researches promoted by the Field into the distemper of dogs have been reported. The Field Distemper Council has now issued a final report on the result of ten years of research, of which the cost has been borne by English and American subscribers. The results achieved are valuable not only as regards prevention and treatment but as throwing light on virus diseases of man and other animals. When the fund was inaugurated, distemper was regarded as an almost inevitable occurrence in every dog's life. No method of prevention was known, and treatment was purely empirical and palliative. Thanks to the work of Dr. P. P. Laidlaw, F.R.S., and Mr. G. W. Dunkin, a veterinary surgeon, the cause of the disease has been defined and a successful method of preventive inoculation introduced; also a useful curative treatment. Proof

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