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INNOCULATION FOR TYPHOID
Though innoculation against
typhoid has been successfully
practiced for a number of years,
the majority of people know little
or nothing about this mode of
fighting this disease. Innocu
lation has been used on a large
scale in various armies, and with
such results as to prove its effi
ciency beyond doubt.
Typhoid is what is called a
"self limiting disease." That is
.to say, it stirs up the system to
the production of antitoxins that
drive out the typhoid germs if
the patient doesn't die before the
battle between the germs and the
"antibodies" is over.
It has been found that by in
jecting under the skin a small
quantity of dead typhoid culture
the body will react against it and
produce enough of these "anti
bodies" to ward off such live ty
phoid germs as may get into the
The body is then immune from
typhoid for a period of two years
or longer. '
The value of innoculation for
typhoid was strikingly 'brought
outjn the Japanese-Russian war.
Thejapanese used innoculation
and the Russians did not. The
Russian army wast striken by a
typhoid scourge, while the Japa
nese army was comparatively free
During the recent maneuvers
of the American army at San An
tonio, Texas, there was only one
case of typhoid among the 12,000
innoculated soldiers there, while
in the same time there were 49
cases and 19 deaths in San An
tonio. The innoculating material
comes in a small glass tube. It is
injected under the skin (never
into muscle) with an ordinary
The surgeon general's office of
the United States army recom
mends three innoculations at 10
day intervals, the first dose to be
of 7 1-3 minims, the second and
third of 15 minims.
The reaction is a slight swell
ing and a light fever. It is over
in 48 hours. Army surgeons say
that th,us far there has not been a
single instance where untoward
results of innoculation have been
Easy to Explain.
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said the Cedar Avenue woman
who had advertised for a servant.
"I have no doubt that you can do
my work for me just as I want it
done. And now let me see your
''I have no references wid me,
"But you said you had."
"I did mum, but I tore thim up."
"Tore them up?" Why, you
must have been crazy!"
"You wouldn't have thought so
mum, if y'd saw the references."
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