Spanish Flu

How Doctors Fought Spanish Flu, Measles Using Plasma From Recovered Patients – HISTORY

How Doctors Fought Spanish Flu, Measles Using Plasma From Recovered Patients – HISTORY

In 1934, a doctor at a private boy’s school in Pennsylvania tried a unique method to stave off a potentially deadly measles outbreak. Dr. J. Roswell Gallagher extracted blood serum from a student who had recently recovered from a serious measles infection and began injecting the plasma into 62 other boys who were at high risk of catching the disease.

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