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Pasteur's treatment

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Used for the prevention of rabies. Daily inoculation of increasingly virulent suspensions prepared from the brain or spinal cord of rabbits that have died of rabies. The treatment is continued for 21 days. Suspension is treated so as to to kill or to inactivate the virus. This treatment is no longer used.


  • L. Pasteur, Charles E. Chamberland (1851-1908), Pierre Paul Émile Roux (1853-1933), Louis Thuillier (1856-1883):
    Sur la rage.
    Comptes rendus de l’Académie des sciences, Paris, 1881, 92: 1259-1260.
    Bulletin de l'Académie de médecine, May 31, 1881, 2nd series 10: 717-719.
  • L. Pasteur, C. E. Chamberland, É. Roux, L. Thuillier:
    Nouvelle communication sur la rage.
    Comptes rendus de l’Académie des sciences, Paris, 1884, 98: 457-463.
    Bulletin de l'Académie de médecine, february 26, 1884, 2nd series 12: 337-344.

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