In the beginning of the last century Jochmann in Germany and Simon Flexner (1863-1946) in the United States introduced serum therapy for epidemic meningitis with serum from immunized horses.
- G. Jochmann:
Versuche zur Serodiagnostik und Serotherapie der epidemischen Genickstarre.
Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, 1906, 1: 788-793.
- S. Flexner:
The results of the serum treatment in thirteen hundred cases of epidemic meningitis.
The Journal of Experimental Medicine, New York, 1913, 17: 553-576.
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