Snippets from the Past: 70 Years Ago in the Journal

Comstock, George W.
November 2001
American Journal of Epidemiology;Vol. 154 Issue 10, p951
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the articles published in the journal in 1931. Articles which were published in 1931 were long and focused on parasitology, entomology and bacteriology. Despite the knowledge in diphtheria, it became a major cause of childhood death in 1930. In her research, Ida May Stevens examined whether diphtheria deaths were caused by the lack of knowledge or to the inadequate application of what was presently known. According to the article, early reports on the use of thimerosal in vaccines in the U.S. were featured in the journal during 1931.


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