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August 1, 1953


JAMA. 1953;152(14):1359-1360. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690140067018

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Activities of the Institute of Public Health and Tropical Diseases.  —The activities and work of the Institute of Public Health and Tropical Diseases, Mexico City, have not always been widely known because they are usually very specialized. On the occasion of the 14th anniversary of the institution its secretary, Dr. Manuel González Rivera, issued an extensive report that reviews the most important investigations and research done since 1939. Following are some of the points of that report.Laboratory and outside research on whooping cough has been carried out for several years. For four years the value of pertussis vaccine in active immunization has been investigated, as well as determination of the effect of agglutinations of Hemophilus pertussis in blood of vaccinated and nonvaccinated adults. Other investigations included a study on the passage of pertussis antibodies through the placenta and observations on passive immunization with serum of pertussis-immunized subjects.In cooperation

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