Diphtheria

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1945 Diphtheria Antitoxin Production Film

August 6, 2013

The Preparation of Diphtheria Antitoxin and Prophylaxis, 1945In preparation for a talk I’m giving in September, I searched the The Internet Archive for information about diphtheria antitoxin (AT) production.

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.

Early Uses of Diphtheria Antitoxin in the United States

August 2, 2010

In honor of National Immunization Awareness Month, we look at one of the diseases that immunization has nearly eliminated in the United States…

Cincinnati Hospital interns, 1894-95. Charles Waugh Reynolds, MD, is seated at the right, and George Joseph Hermann, MD, at the far right. Courtesy GA Hermann, MD