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Haffkine's vaccines

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Vaccines against cholera and plague.

1. Anti-cholera serum, a vaccine produced by a culture of killed vibrio cholerae.
Haffkine's vaccine against cholera was the first to meet with any success.

2. Prophylactic inoculation against plague consisting of killed plague bacillus (Yersinia pestis).


  • W. M. W. Haffkine:
    Le choléra asiatique chez le cobaye.
    Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des seìances et meìmoires de la Socieìteì de biologie, Paris, 1892, 44: 635-636, 671.

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