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1. Blood fluids obtained from the tissues of immunized animals, containing antibodies and used to transfer immunity to another individual.
2. “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)” first published in 1956 is a popular song which was written by the Jay Livingston and Ray Evans songwriting team.
Common clues: Antitoxins; Hospital supplies; Word repeated after “Que”; Repeated word in a Doris Day song; Some vaccines, Blood fluids
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Frequency in English language: 22675 / 86800

Video: 'Que Sera Sera' in “The Man Who Knew Too Much”

Diptheria Antitoxin produced by the Hygienic Laboratory, 1895.

An antitoxin is an antibody with the ability to neutralize a specific toxin. Antitoxins are produced by certain animals, plants, and bacteria. Although they are most effective in neutralizing toxins, they can kill bacteria and other microorganisms. Antitoxins are made within organisms, but can be injected into other organisms, including humans. This procedure involves injecting an animal with a safe amount of a particular toxin. Then, the animal’s body makes the antitoxin needed to neutralize the toxin. Later, the blood is withdrawn from the animal. When the antitoxin is obtained from the blood, it is purified so it can be injected into a human or other animal."Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" first published in 1956, is a popular song which was written by the Jay Livingston and Ray Evans songwriting team.


The song was featured in Alfred Hitchcock's 1956 film, The Man Who Knew Too Much, with Doris Day and James Stewart in the lead roles. Day's recording of the song for Columbia Records (catalog number 40704) was a hit in both the United States— where it made it to number two on the Billboard charts—and the United Kingdom. From 1968 to 1973, it was the theme song for the situation comedy The Doris Day Show, becoming her signature song.It reached the Billboard magazine charts in July 1956. The song received the 1956 Academy Award for Best Original Song with the alternative title "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)". It was the third Oscar in this category for Livingston and Evans, who previously won in 1948 and 1950.


This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Antitoxin"and Que Sera, Sera

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