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  • Children should get 5 doses of DTaP vaccine (Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) between the ages of 2 months and six years.
  • "Diphtheria, I believe it was, poor thing," Mrs. Murphy adds.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Owing to an outbreak of diphtheria at Bep’s, she won’t be allowed to come in contact with us for six weeks.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • She come through diphtheria right enough the year before.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion

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  • I have diphtheria and something else.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • These are the used sections—broken bones, cuts, bruises, mumps, measles, backache, scarlet fever, diphtheria, rheumatism, female complaints, hernia, and of course everything to do with pregnancy and the birth of children.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • What about diphtheria and yellow fever?
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Freddy’s got a friend coming Tuesday, there’s Cecil, and you’ve promised to take in Minnie Beebe because of the diphtheria scare.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • In December he came down with diphtheria, and some one else won the competition, but, returning to college in February, he dauntlessly went after the prize again.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • His work—one farmer he pulls through diphtheria is worth all my yammering for a castle in Spain.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street

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  • But he died prematurely of diphtheria, and Rosamond afterwards married an elderly and wealthy physician, who took kindly to her four children.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Fortunately, it was not diphtheria.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • They had nine children, and five of them died in one week of diphtheria.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • The Turners lost a son to diphtheria.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • Childrenwere carried off by diphtheria, scarlet fever, and measles.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • There was diphtheria, typhus, cholera, influenza.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • We have the same swamps and mosquitoes; the same disease and want; the typhoid, the diphtheria, the burning villages.
    Anton Chekhov  --  Uncle Vanya
  • NOW THAT I WAS about to turn thirteen, I was aware that for Matron, Bachelli, and Ghosh, and for Missing Hospital, the rainy season meant the croup, diphtheria, and measles season.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • We’ll start with anti-diphtheria serum.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • We cling to the /r/, we preserve the final [Pg172] /g/, we give /nephew/ a clear /f/-sound instead of the clouded English /v/-sound, and we boldly nationalize /trait/ and pronounce its final /t/, but we drop the second /p/ from /pumpkin/ and change the /m/ to /n/, we change the /ph/(=/f/)-sound to plain /p/ in /diphtheria/, /diphthong/ and /naphtha/,[87] we relieve /rind/ of its final /d/, and, in the complete sentence, we slaughter consonants by assimilation.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Diphtheria?
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Another daughter and three sons followed, although one boy died of diphtheria shortly after birth.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • It furnished excellent antitoxins for diphtheria and tetanus, as well as the purest of official preparations, with the plainest and most official-looking labels on the swaggeringly modest brown bottles.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • It was, he decided, laryngeal croup or diphtheria.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • He would use diphtheria antitoxin.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Kid dying from diphtheria.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • But there was a little laboratory work: milk tests, Wassermanns for private physicians, the making of vaccines, cultures in suspected diphtheria.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • But he did have diphtheria antitoxin in his shop, and sixteen minutes after Martin’s escape from being killed by a train he was speeding to Henry Novak’s.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Probably diphtheria.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • In his mind all the while was the page in Osler regarding diphtheria, the very picture of the words: "In severe cases the first dose should be from 8,000—" No.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Paganism is infectious—more infectious than diphtheria or piety—and the Rector’s niece was taken to church protesting.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • He reveled in the attention and adored the engraved silver "loving cup" that was filled with wine and held to the lips of every man at the table—despite the prevalence in the city outside of typhoid, diphtheria, tuberculosis, and pneumonia.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • "Oh, yes, I see," said Martin; and to himself: "Well, I darn near a quarter understand that! Oh, Lord, if they’ll only give me a little time and not send me back to tacking up diphtheria posters!" When he had obtained a satisfactory toxin, Martin began his effort to find an antitoxin.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Being called to attend the little daughter of Henry Norwalk of near Delft the well-known farmer and finding the little one near death with diphtheria he made a desperate attempt to save it by himself bringing antitoxin from Blassner our ever popular druggist, who had on hand a full and fresh supply.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • …to her, that she expected me to be a good boy after what God had done for me, after all the prayers said by hundreds of boys at the Confraternity, after all the care from the nuns and nurses of the Fever Hospital, after the way they let my mother and father in to see me, a thing rarely allowed, and this is how I repaid them lying in the bed reciting silly poetry back and forth with Patricia Madigan knowing very well there was a ban on all talk between typhoid and diphtheria.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • When the neighborhood suddenly achieved a real epidemic of diphtheria and Martin shakily preached antitoxin, one-half of them remembered his failure to save Mary Novak and the other half clamored, "Oh, give us a rest!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
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