Accession Number:

AD0680479

Title:

TREATMENT OF ANTHRAX WITH LARGE DOSES OF SPECIFIC SERUM

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Antianthrax serum is a specifically effective agent against anthrax it always prevents the transition of a local infection into a general infection and in many cases cures those already having anthracic septicemia. Serum manifestations with the use of large quantities of antianthrax serum are insignificant they are observed less frequently than with any other serums and should not arouse apprehension. The specific serum against anthrax evidently acts both antitoxically and bactericidally the quick disappearance of the causative agent from the blood and also the disappearance of toxic manifestations. A topical treatment of the malignant pustule, involving a trauma of the tissue cannot be tolerated, as it is harmful.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE