Created by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, The History of Vaccines chronicles the development of vaccination practices:

 Metropolitan Life Insurance company promoted diphtheria immunization in New York in the 1920s. 
The children lined to up received what at that time would have been toxin-antitoxin mixture.
Diphtheria outbreaks accompanied war and disruption in Europe.
In 1943, there were 1 million cases in Europe, with 50,000 deaths (not including the USSR).
Cincinnati Hospital intern group of 1894-95. Dr. Charles Waugh Reynolds, MD, is seated at the right, and George Joseph Hermann, MD, stands slightly apart, at the far right. Hermann and Reynolds were among the first physicians in the United States to use diphtheria antitoxin in 1894.


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