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Document ID (ISN)23116
CIS number 75-1165
ISSN - Serial title Medicina de empresa
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Comamala Malo A., Otero Sendra A.
Title Contribution to the study of the historico-scientific basis of the antitetanic serum myth
Original title Contribución al estudio de las bases histórico-científicas del mito del suero antitetánico [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Dec. 1973, Vol.8, No.4, p.261-276. Illus. 40 ref.
Abstract Literature survey, from its origins to the present day, of the preventive uses of tetanus antitoxin. On the basis of the thousands of cases of postserum tetanus described and the present state of knowledge of the immunity conferred by the serum, which depends on a number of interacting variables (cellular and humoural responses), the authors propose that the antitoxin myth be done away with and recommend systematic vaccination, of which they describe the method according to the case.
Descriptors (primary) vaccines; immunization; tetanus
Descriptors (secondary) vaccination; literature survey
Document type -
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases