I have undertaken to outline to you to-night—so far as I can do so within the limits of a single lecture— the principles of vaccine therapy; i. e., of the treatment of bacterial disease by the inoculation of the corresponding vaccines. Let me preface what I have to say on this subject by reviewing briefly the methods—other than vaccine therapy—which we have to-day at disposal for the treatment of bacterial disease. The following are, I think, the only methods which here come into consideration:Treatment by chemical antiseptics.Treatment by the extirpation of the obtrusive focus of infection.Treatment by the determination of lymph to the focus of infection.Serotherapy.Expectant treatment.
Treatment by chemical antiseptics.
Treatment by the extirpation of the obtrusive focus of infection.
Treatment by the determination of lymph to the focus of infection.
TREATMENT BY CHEMICAL ANTISEPTICS.
Antiseptics have found in medicine a threefold application. They have been administered internally with a view to checking microbial growth in the blood, or in regions which can be reached only by the
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