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Measles Alternative Treatments

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Two alternative treatments for measles epidemics were used beginning in 1929. Amidopyrine was first employed by a Chicago physician who later became known for a breakthrough treatment of meningococcal meningitis. He began using amidopyrine by 1929. Gamma globulin was made available for use to the public beginning in 1944 when a surplus was realized by the U.S. military. My e-book recounts the turbulent and desperate era of measles epidemics in New York State from 1946-1948. Physicians were grasping for methods to weaken a contagion that spread like wildfire through schools in some areas while other locales were left almost unaffected.

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