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DURING the 1949 poliomyelitis epidemic in Melbourne, Australia, McCloskey1 became interested in the relationship between poliomyelitis and immunizations. Frequently parents of poliomyelitis patients raised the question of whether an immunization against whooping cough or diphtheria...
SINCE premature birth is the major cause of infant and neonatal mortality, many communities have set up or are in the process of planning programs designed to prevent premature birth and to provide better care for prematurely born infants.1 While from a long-range point of view...
STUDENTS of rheumatic fever disagree in regard to adequate clinical and laboratory criteria for diagnosis during various stages of the disease. Because geographic location, climate, altitude, age, genetic factors, duration of the disease, and other variables enter into the complex...
THERE has long been a need for intense moisture in certain respiratory infections of infants. Among these are laryngotracheobronchitis, bronchiolitis, and laryngeal diphtheria. This necessary degree of moisture is often difficult to obtain by using the average croup tent. Steam has the...
MARKED changes may occur in the blood proteins in many diseases; these changes have long been noted in tuberculosis. Adler,1 in 1925, found an increase in the globulin fraction in pulmonary tuberculosis related to the severity of the tuberculous process. Luthy2 studied the serum proteins...
IN THE accepted definition of the term, there is no known "cure" for poliomyelitis. During the early convalescent stage when the greatest amount of recovery is taking place, various forms of treatment are being employed, the particular modality chosen and championed being a personal...
Refresher Course in Pediatrics.—The central theme of this year's regular refresher course for pediatricians at Tulane University of Louisiana. New Orleans, Feb. 11 through 16, will be "Accidents." Visiting faculty members for the course will include Dr. George Wheatley, New York, Dr....
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