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1910 Excerpt: ... that two weeks after her series of inoculations,
ten months previously, the agglutinative strength of her blood was
1 to 100. Whether the increased agglutinative strength on the third
day in the subsequent infection can be regarded as a sufficient
evidence for the diagnosis of typhoid fever must be considered
doubtful. Even if we admit, however, that this case was one of
typhoid fever, its extreme mildness is suggestive. Curiously
enough, the same individual is now suffering from an attack of
measles and the blood shows once more a typhoid reaction in a
dilution of 1 to 100. Among the individuals inoculated in hospitals
other than the Massachusetts General Hospital it is stated that
local or general reactions were absent or slight in 83; of the
cases; of moderate severity in 136; and more severe in 4.
Agglutination tests were performed in a few cases in two hospitals
and all those inoculated at a third. Those in which the blood was
investigated showed strengths ranging from 1 to 50 to 1 to 600.
Among the nurses inoculated in hospitals other than the
Massachusetts General Hospital, 2 cases of typhoid fever have
developed. The first case showed its earliest symptoms shortly
after the first inoculation had been given. Mild fever was present
for two weeks and convalescence is now in progress. In this
hospital an epidemic among the nurses was already in progress and
there can be little doubt that this nurse received her first
inoculation during the incubation period. The second case presents
many points of interest. The patient was a woman who had been
nursing 2 cases very sick with typhoid fever. Both were extremely
delirious, absolutely incontinent, and both subsequently died. The
attending nurse received three inoculations with a vaccine similar
to that used...
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