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November 25, 1911

A RAPID METHOD OF INOCULATION AGAINST TYPHOID FEVER: METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION OF VACCINE IN SOME 3,500 INJECTIONS IN THE EIGHTEENTH UNITED STATES INFANTRY, MANEUVER DIVISION SAN ANTONIO, TEX.

Author Affiliations

Major, Medical Corps, U. S. Army; First Lieutenant, Medical Reserve Corps, U. S. Army SAN ANTONIO, TEX.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(22):1759-1761. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260110259009

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Abstract

Our experience covers the administration of the vaccine in 3,500 separate injections and we feel that this number is sufficiently large to justify confidence in our method. In the administration of the vaccine there are several essentials which are of the greatest importance, as follows:

1. It must always be clearly borne in mind that this vaccine is a bacterial suspension and not a solution, for on a thorough understanding of this one point will rest much of the success or disaster attending its administration.

2. The necessity of cleanliness in its administration is imperative.

Soon after the regiment arrived in San Antonio an order was issued making it obligatory to all (officers, enlisted men and civilian employees attached to the regiment) to submit to the inoculation.

The regiment was in camp under service conditions as far as supplies and equipment were concerned. The medical department had only the equipment

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