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Vaccination, 76, 221
- discovery of, 218
– value of, 216–218
Vaccine virus, 36
Violet light, germicidal action of, 49

Tuberculosis, prevention of, 170
- susceptibility to, 164
- treatment of, 167
Typhoid bacillus, discovery of, 136
- description of, 136
– destruction of, 138
- in urine, 135
Typhoid fever, 126
- bacillus of, 138
– mortality from, 126-134
- preventive inoculations, 139
- second attacks of, 74
Typhus fever, 154
– causes of, 157
- epidemics of, 154-156
- in United States, 156
- mortality from, 158

Water-born diseases, 15
Water supply, infection of, 133
Whitewash as a disinfectant, 59
Whooping-cough, 211
— mortality from, 212
- prevention of, 213
Wound infections, 19, 264

Yellow fever, 252
- board to investigate, 255
- epidemics in United States, 253–

— geographic range, 252–254
– prevention of, 258–265
- transmission of, 255

Uncinaria Americana, 142
United States Army, mortality in, 143
Urine, typhoid bacilli in, 135

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