Arch Iran Med. 2012;15(3): 0-0.
PMID: 22369311
Scopus ID: 84857942142
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History of Medicine in Iran

A Historical Profile of Diphtheria in Iran during the 19th and 20th Centuries

Mohammad Hossein Azizi * , Moslem Bahadori, Ghanbar-Ali Raees-Jalali


Diphtheria is a contagious and life-threatening disease historically regarded as a major cause of mortality, particularly in children. Over the past centuries, frequent diphtheria outbreaks have occurred. Herein, after a quick look at the history of diphtheria throughout the world, a historical account of this lethal disease in Iran during the 19th and 20th centuries is presented.

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ePublished: 01 Mar 2012
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