Chicago Medical Recorder Volume 23

Chicago Medical Recorder Volume 23

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...of blood and of culture medium, with especial care to avoid contam ination. In our series of 55 typhoid cases we have isolated the bacillus in 57 per cent of the cases. Identification has been by the agglutinative reaction with typhoid blood. The combined figures from various sources show that earlier examinations are more apt to be positive than are later ones, the figures varying from 87% per cent in the first to 25 per cent in the fourth week. In 168 cas's there were 130 positive results or 77 per cent. The number of bacilli is not large, as shown by only one or two flasks being infected and by the use of solid media. There is no demonstrable relation between the severity of the attack and the occurrence of the bacilli in the blood, while the uniform positive findings in cases of relapse are noteworthy. Baeilli were found in the blood before the Widal was obtained in 12 cases in our series and in 3'? per cent of 81 cases from all sources. The practical value of the method has been shown with its advantages and limitations as a diagnostic aid. In conclusion we wish to express our appreciation of courbesies extended to us by Drs. Evans, Gehrmann and Hektoen, and our gratitude to the members of the attending staff for the use of cases assigned to them. Our thanks are due to the internes of the hospital also for many courtesies, and it is not out of place to say that a great part of the value of our investigation is directly dependent upon their careful routine work. We take this opportunity of expressing our appreciation of their assistance. BIBLIOGRAPHY. I. Eberth;--Virchow's Archiv. LXXXI. and LXXXIII. 2. Gafi'k, v;--Quoted by Curschman, --Nothnagel's System. 3. Meissel;--Wien. Med. Woch. '86, Nos. 21 and 23. Frankel more

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  • English
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