Immunisation of adults against diphtheria

Sheffield, F.W.; Ironside, A.G.; Abbott, J.D.
July 1978
British Medical Journal;7/22/1978, Vol. 2 Issue 6132, p249
Academic Journal
Examines the complication in the administration of immunization of adults against diphtheria. Consideration on the frequency of local and general reactions to immunization; Recommendations for primary immunization; Benefits of diphtheria immunization.


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