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March 1962

Measles Vaccine Future in Developing Areas of the World: Part II

Author Affiliations

NEW HAVEN, CONN.
John Paul, M.D., Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.; Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1962;103(3):523-524. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080020535080
Abstract

I count myself fortunate in following Dr. Cockburn in this discussion, rather than preceding him, because he is better qualified to talk on this subject from the global aspect than I am. I am certainly in agreement with his opinions, so I will not try to repeat them.

We have heard now in these 3 days the story of the taming of the measles virus to a point where its use as a vaccine can be subject to field-trial testing. I believe that most of us have been impressed by the doggedness of the man who discovered this virus and made all this possible, as he did with poliovirus some 10 years before.

We have heard of the clinical trials and of the manufacture of this vaccine. We are now in the midstage of clinical investigation, in which the last 3 speakers pointed out how much more work needs to

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