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diphtheria
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Definition
acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing
  • We'll start with anti-diphtheria serum.
    Chapter 13 (52% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 13 (2% in)
  • It was, he decided, laryngeal croup or diphtheria.
    Chapter 15 (54% in)
  • Probably diphtheria.
    Chapter 15 (54% in)
  • He would use diphtheria antitoxin.
    Chapter 15 (56% in)
  • 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—"
    Chapter 15 (64% in)
  • Kid dying from diphtheria.
    Chapter 15 (71% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 15 (74% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 15 (95% in)
  • 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!
    Chapter 18 (48% in)
  • But there was a little laboratory work: milk tests, Wassermanns for private physicians, the making of vaccines, cultures in suspected diphtheria.
    Chapter 19 (44% in)
  • Oh, Lord, if they'll only give me a little time and not send me back to tacking up diphtheria posters!"
    Chapter 27 (5% in)

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