June 2013

History of Vaccines Blog


Revisiting Early Uses of Diphtheria Anti-Toxin in the United States

June 13, 2013

NYC anti-toxin horse, Old Faithful. From Park, 1929.I’ve previously written about an early use of diphtheria anti-toxin in the United States, on October 16, 1894. A pair of young Cincinnati physicians managed to find some anti-toxin in the possession of a local doctor who had brought it back from Europe.

Video: Do Vaccines Overwhelm the Infant Immune System?

June 5, 2013

Courtesy Academic EarthAcademicEarth, an educational video and online course provider, has just produced a video for its collection of video electives-–standalone videos that illustrate interesting concepts across a variety of disciplines.