The advantages of immunization against disease rather than its treatment with antibiotics are presented. The diseases against which immunizations have been developed are listed. Reported cases of the following diseases for the years 1950 to 1965 are shown on charts and United States maps: diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, smallpox, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, scarlet fever and other streptococcal diseases, poliomyelitis, measles, hepatitis, mumps, brucellosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, rabies in man, cholera, plague, typhus, and yellow fever. Immunization schedules, indications, ages, and dosages for each disease are given. Precautions and contraindications to serum therapy are outlined. Shots include: a physician and a nurse examining a patient in a hospital bed; laboratory staff and equipment; a physician and a nurse treating a girl, a little boy, and a baby in a physician's office; still photographs of a baby's mouth as diphtheria progresses; negative skin reactions to the Schick and toxoid sensitivity tests; a toddler with whooping cough; a patient with tetanus; the skin of a smallpox patient; children being vaccinated and immunized; the stages of successful smallpox vaccination; tuberculin skin test reaction; preparation of syringes for immunization; a scarlet fever patient; a polio-crippled child with braces and on crutches; a baby with measles; a young man with mumps; an elderly male brucellosis patient; a man with Rocky Mountain spotted fever; the skin of a man with tularemia; a child and dog with rabies; micrographs of Negri bodies and Pasturella pestis; the skin of a man with typhus; an elderly woman with yellow fever.
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Epidemiological and vital statistics report
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Photography by Harry A. Towsley, C. Roland Burd, Alfred P. Lane.
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