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INCREASING interest has been aroused in congenital malformations of the heart accompanied with cyanosis since Blalock and Taussig first reported a surgical technic to relieve congenital pulmonary stenosis.1 In 1946, Potts, Smith and Gibson2 described a modified technic for alleviating...
AT THE end of the last century it was generally accepted that the newborn infant of a tuberculous mother was doomed to inherit the malady. However, by the first quarter of the present century a changing attitude became apparent, largely due to the investigations of French clinicians. In...
THE ABILITY of young infants to produce antibodies had not until recently been explored. The examination of some of the factors related to this problem is the object of this study.
The thesis of Hirszfeld and the related studies of many...
V. RESPONSES TO DIPHTHERIA IMMUNIZATION
THE FACT that young infants could be successfully immunized against pertussis,1 the introduction of combined vaccines2 which greatly reduce the difficulties of establishing an adequate immunization program by reducing the number of visits...
IN THE preceding sections of these reports we have discussed methods, reactions and the specific antibody responses to pertussis and diphtheria antigens. In this section we shall consider the problems relevant to tetanus immunization.
WHETHER the antihistaminic drugs are of value in the prevention and treatment of the common cold in its early stages is still a controversial matter. Because of the widespread use of these drugs in the home and the possibly dangerous implications of their indiscriminate use, any further...
AN INCREASING number of reports have appeared in the current medical literature concerning the prevalence of infections in the newborn by penicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus.1 The purpose of this communication is to present certain clinical, epidemiological and...
THE TUBERCULIN patch test has been modified by the use of Scotch® cellophane tape instead of adhesive tape, by the use of only one, a smaller, tuberculin test square instead of two and by the omission of the control test square and the protective crinoline. This simplified test seems to...
BETWEEN 1932 and 1949, with approximately 4,000 patients admitted a year, only nine cases of laryngeal web have been diagnosed at Babies Hospital. This suggests that the lesion is relatively rare. In a review of these cases and those in the literature, it has been found that most webs...
REPORTS of sudden nonviolent death due to carditis in childhood are infrequent. Hence the following case is considered worthy of reporting. In this case the death was thought to be due to carditis of rheumatic origin.
REPORT OF CASE
A 2 year old girl,...
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