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Observation at necropsy of a peculiar pneumonia in infants which is believed to be a result of accidental aspiration of oily substances has been recorded infrequently. However, in the light of critical study of this condition as revealed in 7 necropsies of my own and of the data obtained...
Since the time of Jenner (1791) it has been recognized that the use of a virus attenuated by passage through animals of another species can confer a high degree of immunity. Nevertheless, in the years since then the technical procedure employed in the inoculation of vaccinia virus as a...
The diagnosis of the acute exanthems and other acute infectious and contagious diseases of childhood may at times be simple and obvious. In some cases, however, one's diagnostic ability is taxed to the utmost, and any diagnostic aid, such as a characteristic blood picture, is welcome....
Chickenpox is the disease of childhood which is taken least seriously by the laity and by the medical profession. The illness is usually so lightly considered that no treatment is deemed necessary, and ordinary precautions to prevent its spread are omitted. At the Willard Parker Hospital...
In considering the etiology of Sydenham's chorea, the majority of observers are of the opinion that all such chorea is of rheumatic origin. This opinion is based largely on the fact that there is frequent involvement of the heart. Yet in all other respects, chorea differs from the...
Carl Ludwig von Elsässer (1808-1874) was the son of a well known physician of Stuttgart, who described the occurrence of hemophilia in a family in Hufeland's Journal der practischen Arzneykunde und Wundarzneykunst in 1824. Carl von Elsässer is best known for his studies on cholera...
In the course of a study on the relation of body form to the incidence of disease it was found that retardation of growth, presumably due to inadequate diet, results in a change in the configuration of the body, undernourished infants assuming different body proportions than better...
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