"Theiler had some reservations about the new vaccine, though. He wanted to try a serum-free vaccine, one that could be used without introducing human blood into the mix.... complications began to arise—infectious hepatitis was reported among soldiers.... It did not take long for the blame to fall on the new yellow fever vaccine.... roughly 400,000 of seven million doses of the vaccine had been tainted. It became known as 'Rockefeller disease' after the Rockefeller Institute where it was developed and 'serum hepatitis.'"
—Molly Caldwell Crosby, The American Plague (New York: Berkeley Books, 2006), 228–229