oa South African Medical Journal - The action of vaccines
|Article Title||The action of vaccines|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Apr 1947|
|Pages||146 - 153|
|Keyword(s)||Anaphylaxis, Immunizing, Inoculation, Therapeutic action and Vaccines|
The present-day attitude in regard to the action of vaccines is that an excess of antibodies is produced in the blood as result of vaccine injection, which antibodies actually destroy the bacteria, chiefly by dissolving them either in the tissue fluids, or, after ingestion, into leucocytes. This concept does not explain the successful results of minute doses of vaccine in acute infections.
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