As you can see from the reports of those doctors in 1959, measles really wasn't a worry at all and these doctors were totally confident in how to treat it (or not treat it).
-So far few complications have arisen. Four cases of otitis media occurred in the first 25 children, but only one had pain.
Bed rest, for seven davs for moderate and severe cases and of five to six days in mild cases, seems to cut down the incidence of such complications as secondary bacterial otitis media and bronchopneumonia.
many mothers have remarked ”how much good the attack has done their children,” as they seem so much better after the measles.
Over the past 10 years there have been few serious complications at any age, and all children have made complete recoveries. As a result of this reasoning no special attempts have been made at prevention even in young infants in whom the disease has not been found to be especially serious.