Medicine: Measles Conquered?

Dr. Charles Nicolle, director of the Pasteur Institute of Tunis, and his colleague, Dr. Conseil, have discovered an improved method of immunization against measles, it was announced by Dr. Emile Roux, successor of Pasteur as head of the Pasteur Institute of Paris. The treatment is the result of experiments covering 15 years. In 1911, Nicolle and Conseil found that temporary immunity from measles might be obtained by injecting 10 cubic millimeters of serum from convalescent measles patients, but it lasted only a few weeks. Now they have greatly extended the period of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!