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Report on a new method of treating diphtheria

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Published by Stillwell, printers in Melbourne .
Written in English


  • Diphtheria, therapy,
  • Inhalation Administration

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Edition Notes

Other titlesTreatment of diphtheria.
Statementby Charles Smith
ContributionsRoyal College of Surgeons of England
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p. ;
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26299260M

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The Lancet A REPORT ON DIPHTHERIA.1 A PRELIMINARY note addressed to Sir GEORGE NEWMAN, Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health, prefaces a report upon diphtheria made to the Ministry by Dr. MONCKTON COPEMAN, F.R.S. The note is written by Dr. G. S. BUCHANAN, C.B., Senior Medical Officer, Ministry of Health, and runs as follows: Schick Te,3t and Active .   Today, the ongoing diphtheria outbreak in Bangladesh affecting Rohingya refugees displaced from Myanmar is a stark reminder of the threat diphtheria poses. Thankfully, the rate of new cases has slowed since the start of the outbreak in , but the most recent World Health Organization report shows that cases continue to accumulate every week Author: Bernhard L Wiedermann. Diphtheria serum was a lifesaving treatment, but it did not prevent diphtheria infection. In , William H. Park of the New York City Health Department devised the first vaccine against diphtheria. Building on earlier work by Behring, Park precisely mixed diphtheria antitoxin with diphtheria toxin. Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. serum is a specific curative agent for diphtheria, surpassing in its efficacy all other known methods of treatment for this disease. It is the duty of the physician to use it.

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NEW METHOD TRIED TO TREAT LEPROSY; Doctors in China and Siam Use Diphtheria Toxoid, Report Favorable Results By F. Tillman Durdin Wireless To the New York Times. April 4, Diphtheria antitoxin, produced in horses, was used for treatment of diphtheria in the United States since the s. It is not indicated for prophylaxis of contacts of diphtheria patients. Since , diphtheria antitoxin has been available only from CDC, through an Investigational New . Membranous pharyngitis with bloody nasal discharge suggests diphtheria. Local infections are associated with low-grade fever and gradual onset of manifestations over 1 to 2 days. Less commonly, diphtheria presents as cutaneous, vaginal, conjunctival, or otic infection. Cutaneous diphtheria is more common in tropical areas and among urban homeless.   Outside the Box Opinion: We might get back to normal even before a vaccine by using this century-old method to treat COVID Published: Nov. 12, at p.m. ET.