Diagnosis: Smallpox?

During a smallpox epidemic, the initial chill, followed by fever, headache, vomiting, and the severe pain in the back, are symptoms which should put the attending physician on his guard. Mistakes arise in the initial stage owing to the presence of scarlatinal or measly rashes which may be extremely deceptive. The scarlatinal rash has not… Continue reading Diagnosis: Smallpox?

Enders Measles Paper (1954)

John Franklin Enders 1954 paper is considered the definitive proof for the discovery of a measles “virus.” This evidence was presented as the “isolation” of measles and served as the basis for which the vaccine was built upon. It also laid the groundwork for the use of cell culture experiments as a way to cultivate… Continue reading Enders Measles Paper (1954)