[The social production of novelty: the diphtheria serotherapy, "herald of the new medicine"].


This issue of Dynamis presents a collection of articles on the beginnings of a biological treatment: diphtheria serotherapy. This therapy contributed to a decisive change in public and private behaviours towards cases of infectious/contagious disease. The phrase «herald of the new medicine», which appears in the title of this introduction, was used by the… (More)


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