0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Measles as a Universal Disease

G. S. WILSON, M.D., F.R.C.P., D.P.H., F.A.P.H.A.
Am J Dis Child. 1962;103(3):219-223. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080020231004.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Abraham Horwitz, M.D. Chairman

I need hardly say how honored I am to have been asked to open the discussion at this International Conference on Measles Immunization. It is a great privilege to receive such an invitation and a great pleasure to have the opportunity of coming to this friendly country again and meeting those who have contributed so much to our knowledge of the disease. There is nothing new that I can say about measles, and I propose therefore to give a brief review of the more general features of the disease, particularly in relation to its epidemiology and immunity.

Nomenclature  There is some doubt about the origin of the name measles. Most probably it comes from the Latin term misellus or misella, itself a diminutive of the Latin miser, meaning miserable, which was given to the inmate of a medieval leper house. It was used in this way

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();