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April 14, 1956

Medical Department, United Statee Army: Preventive Medicine in World War II. Volume III: Personal Health Measures and Immunization

JAMA. 1956;160(15):1372-1373. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960500102033

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The history of the U. S. Army Medical Department in World War II is being prepared in two series of volumes: one, the administrative and operational series; the other, the professional and clinical series. This volume is the second of the group to be published concerning preventive medicine. In it are discussed the problems encountered and the measures taken by the medical department to safeguard the personal health of all Army personnel, including accounts of policies and practices. The excellent and interesting chapter on immunization was prepared by Col. Arthur P. Long, M. C. Concerning the practice of typhoid vaccination, which had been followed for many years previous to this war, Col. Long wrote that from 1934 until World War II the Army used a monovalent vaccine containing only Salmonella typhosa, but in 1940 a triple typhoid vaccine was adopted containing in each cubic centimeter 1,000 million S. typhosa and

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