Science: Vaccines Scorned

As soon as two Chicago physicians proved that doctors have found little use for vaccines to cure disease, the open-minded American Medical Association hastened, last fortnight, to publish the facts. Vaccines immunize against specific infection. For several years doctors, further, have believed that diligent experiment would show them a vaccine, serum, or antitoxin * to cure any particular disease. Many an agent was tried, and many a disappointment ensued. In Chicago Dr. Ludvig Hektoen and Ernest E. Irons wondered at the extent to which U. S. physicians are now using vaccines to cure...

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