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  1. a method of securing immunity from rabies in a person who has been bitten by a rabid animal, by daily injections of progressively more virulent suspensions of the infected spinal cord of a rabbit that died of rabies
  2. a similar method of treating patients with other viral infections by the serial injection of progressively more virulent suspensions of the causative virus
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Also called: Pasteur treatment
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  • Pasteurism, pas-tėr′izm, n. the method of inoculation with the attenuated virus of certain diseases, esp.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)