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Since the study of anatomy by means of frozen sections and the use for the same purpose of bodies with the viscera hardened in situ have come into vogue, many new ideas have been acquired and many misconceptions corrected. While the study of soft preparations in the dissecting and autopsy rooms...
During the year a case of amaurotic family idiocy has come under my observation in my service at the Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago. I was enabled to study the case clinically and also was fortunate enough to secure a complete autopsy. Notwithstanding the fact that numerous cases have been...
The extension of the practice of employing lumbar puncture as an aid to the diagnosis of meningitis has had, as one effect, the establishment of the important fact that the influenza bacillus is a not infrequent cause of sero-purulent meningitis. That the influenza bacillus may act as a cause of...
With the introduction of lumbar puncture the diagnosis of acute meningitis entered on a new phase. This is quite as important an advance in this group of diseases as was the adoption of throat cultures in diphtheria and other throat affections. Exact diagnosis has now become possible where...
A systematic effort has been made since March, 1906, in the laboratory of the Babies' Hospital, to determine the presence of tubercle bacilli in the cerebrospinal fluid in cases of tuberculous meningitis. One hundred and thirty-eight patients have been admitted to the wards of the hospital since...
Among the diseases of children which we are called on to treat there is none other which may present itself in such peculiar and unusual ways as scarlet fever. This, together with the fact that we have no positive means of proving our case, either clinically or bacteriologically, renders scarlet...
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