Accession Number:

AD0692367

Title:

MODIFIABILITY OF MICROORGANISMS AND THE PROBLEMS OF OBTAINING LIVE VACCINES,

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Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The report discusses the methods of obtaining live vaccines and the lines along which further research on this subject should be conducted. One may say that these methods should not be the same when applied to different microorganisms. In each individual case, it is necessary to investigate and acquire a knowledge of all peculiar traits of the evolution of the microorganisms and of all regularities pertaining to this modifiability and the nature of its metabolism. Only when these conditions are fulfilled will it be possible to obtain regularly and in a purposeful manner the desired forms of microorganisms, including vaccine strains. This work is certainly very extensive and difficult. At the same time, there is a definite promise of success, and the work is absolutely essential from the standpoint of the elimination of infectious diseases andor a sharp reduction in their incidence. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE