Medicine Volume 1

Medicine Volume 1

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...The description of this case, as given in Dr. Davis's letter has certain important points of similarity with early cases of epidemic influenza, especially as regards the mildness of the local symptoms with the sudden development of temperature, severity of the systemic symptoms and short duration of the fever. In 1919, Rosenau, McCoy and collaborators, working under Government auspices, carried out a series of important experiments on man carefully controlled and elaborately planned. The group conducting the investigation were officers of the United States navy and of the Public Health Service; McCoy, Goldberger, Leake and Lake on the part of the Public Health Service, cooperating with Rosenau, Keegan and Richey, on the part of the United States navy. The experiments were carried out at Gallops Island, the quarantine station near Boston. The volunteers were all between eighteen and twenty-five years of age and in good physical condition. Of the 100 men used, none of them had had influenza or any febrile attack during the preceding winter. Preliminary experiments in which pure cultures of the influenza bacillus in moderate amounts were instilled into the nostrils of a few of the volunteers were entirely negative. In consequence, a more drastic experiment was decided upon. Nineteen volunteers were given a considerable quantity of a mixture of 13 different strains of Pfeiffer bacillis, some of them recently obtained from the lungs at autopsy, others representing subcultures of different culture-generations obtained from recent cases. Suspensions of the bacteria were sprayed into the nostrils, eyes, and throats with atomizers while the volunteers were inspiring. Several billions of the organisms were used on each one, but not a single one of...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236990072
  • 9781236990075