Joseph O'Dwyer (1841 – 1898) was an American physician. Father of laryngeal intubation in croup; O'Dwyer plain tube; system for intralaryngeal intubation; Fell-O’Dwyer apparatus
William Hallock Park (1863–1939) was an American Immunologist. Park-Williams bacillus (1894); Typhoid Mary (1907)
Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 238 - Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, some medical trivia FFFF.
Find out when to give the diphtheria vaccine in the immunisation schedule and when to give the antitoxin via our A-Z tropical vaccine library.
The vaccine is made from a cell-free purified toxin extracted from a strain of C. diphtheriae and treated with formaldehyde which converts it into a diphtheria toxoid. These are NOT live vaccines and can not cause the diphtheria.
Sore throat can be more than a viral pharyngitis! Differential diagnosis
Just a case of tonsillitis, I've put them in short stay for review ...then you see the pseudomembrane, hear the gurgling and think diphtheria