Vaccines Then And Now: Pediatrician Recalls Measles Outbreak Among the Amish

A lot has changed since one pediatrician opened her practice in 1978.

Starting our pediatric practice in the 1978, my husband and I joked we ran an infectious disease practice. Our days and nights seemed filled with patients with very serious conditions, including epiglottitis, meningitis, and chickenpox among others-which have now largely disappeared from pediatric practices due to the success of immunizations.

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