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October 16, 1915

RAPID INOCULATION OF LARGE NUMBERS WITH TYPHOID IMMUNIZING VACCINE

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Sugar Pine, Calif.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(16):1364. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.25810160002016b

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Abstract

The immunization of large forces of laborers to typhoid fever by inoculating each individual with the routine series of three doses of prophylactic vaccine is a problem which presents distinct difficulties to the physicians who have to meet it. It is not at all to be compared with the task of the army medical officer, whose patients march with military precision at the hour and to the place which he dictates.

Many workingmen who do not object to vaccination are too inert to go to the doctor's office to be inoculated, or come straggling in at irregular hours, forgetting their appointments for successive doses, and in sundry and several ways dragging out the process of immunization to an impracticable length. Yet a large majority must be immunized in order to render their community reasonably safe. To get such a majority it is necessary to go to the men and inoculate

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