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Filariasis is a tropical disease endemic in many parts of the world that are now inhabited by American troops. In its importance among mosquito borne diseases it looms second only to malaria. However, unlike malaria, the importance of filariasis as a military medical problem has not been...
In reference to the published material suggesting the advisability of urine concentration in the penicillin therapy of gonorrhea, the following suggestion is made: Pitressin to accomplish this end was suggested to me during observations on pitressin and its influence on human urine secretion....
TRANSPORTABLE SICK AND WOUNDED SOLDIERS HOME FROM EUROPE
The War Department recently announced that the Army's plan for bringing all transportable sick and wounded soldiers home from Europe within ninety days after V-E day will be completed according to schedule. To...
Our purpose in this communication is to present the evidence of cardiac involvement occurring among 110 patients with scarlet fever and to correlate this involvement with rheumatic fever.
Cardiac injury, often associated with arthritis, has long been known to follow scarlet...
Pylephlebitis is an inflammation of the portal vein caused by an acute suppurative process in that part of the abdomen drained by the portal vein. The disease carries a high mortality because of the multiple embolic liver abscesses arising from the infected thrombi in the portal system.
A noteworthy accomplishment of the war effort in relation to medicine has been the development of antibiotic therapy. This applies especially to penicillin. Although the advances have been phenomenal, adequate information concerning the therapeutic indications of penicillin has been made...
In 1912 Bass and Johns1 reported a method for the cultivation of two species of malarial parasites of man. Blood drawn from a malarial patient was expelled directly into a defibrinating tube containing 0.1 cc. of a 50 per cent dextrose solution for each 10 cc. of blood taken....
The therapy of subacute bacterial endocarditis, prior to the advent of the new chemotherapeutic agents, was all but futile. According to Libman, spontaneous recoveries probably occurred in from 3 to 5 per cent of the cases. Kelson and White1 collected data on 66 cases treated intensively...
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