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MUCH has been written about, and much discussion has ensued with regard to, the disease termed atypical nonbacterial primary pneumonia, or virus pneumonia, its etiology and treatment. Most of the discussion has dealt with etiology, and I wish to make it quite clear in the beginning that...
IN 1882 Friedländer 1 isolated a gram-negative bacillus from the lungs of eight patients and postulated that this organism, which has since borne his name, was the cause of lobar pneumonia. The bacteriologic problem initiated by this discovery was finally resolved in 1886, when...
The Tulane University of Louisiana School of Medicine, division of Graduate Medicine, is again offering a short continuation course in pediatrics (for specialists), February 12 to February 17, Dr. Ralph V. Platou, chairman. This course consists of...
In most instances in which indigestible foreign bodies are swallowed, the objects will pass uneventfully through the entire intestinal tract of either children or adults. The possibility of ulcerative penetration by sharp, elongated or pointed objects in the intestinal tract, however,...
REST has been accepted until recent years as a principle of treatment of many chronic illnesses, notably tuberculosis and rheumatic heart disease. To the extent that the retentions of nitrogen and calcium can be taken as paralleling healing (and in tuberculosis it is felt that healing...
Roentgenographic studies, initiated by Roske (1930)1 and augmented by many others, including Caffey (1939; 1945; 1946)2 and Smyth, Potter and Silverman (1946),3 have resulted in the clinical description of a syndrome now known as "infantile cortical hyperostosis."4
THE GENERAL mechanism of the primary complex of pulmonary tuberculosis has been clearly understood by physicians for many years. Nevertheless many medical men, including pediatricians, have hazy and often incorrect ideas concerning its pathologic details and its clinical manifestations....
The performance of diagnostic tests in the pediatric age group constitutes a special problem of primary importance. Not only are there manifold technical difficulties, but also the interpretation of results must bear reference to dynamic concepts of growth and development. Further, a...
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