The Tragedy of Measles

New England Journal of Medicine
September 3, 2020 Vol. 383 No. 10


The Tragedy of Measles
Perri Klass, M.D.
Although measles has always had serious complications, it was not necessarily treated seriously in popular culture, even before the MMR vaccine became available. But there is a harrowing measles tragedy from one of America’s great tragedians, Eugene O’Neill.