Proceedings of the Annual Conference

Proceedings of the Annual Conference

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...a percentage of 55. "Of a total of 88 children under five years of age who died of tuberculosis, 77 proved to have derived their infection from human sources and 11 from bovine, a percentage of 12. "Combining the cases studied in New York with those of other observers in different parts of this country and Europe, the following results are obtained: "Adults, 787 cases--"jtj human and 10 bovine infection. "Children, five to sixteen years, 153 cases--117 human and 36 bovine infection. "Children under five years, 280 cases--215 human and 65 bovine infection." The figures of the Foundling Hospital show the real danger of unprotected cow's milk. The problem has been approached during the past year from a new standpoint, which is found in a paper by John Frazier, in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, October i, 1912. The reason why this work was undertaken forms an interesting history. Mr. Stiles, the noted orthopedic surgeon of Edinborough, who has steadfastly maintained the danger of bovine tuberculosis to human beings, was summoned to see a baby. He found the child suffering from tuberculosis of the joints, and practically in a dying condtion--so much so that he declined to operate. The death of the child occurred shortly afterwards. Mr. Stiles gave the opinion that the child had been infected by drinking milk from tuberculous cattle. The father considered this impossible since he had his own cow, and it had been tested with tuberculin, giving a negative reaction. Dr. Stiles insisted, saying that the negative reaction was probably due to the fact that the cow was too advanced in the disease to give a reaction. The animal was slaughtered, and found to be a far advanced case. The father was so impressed with the...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642481
  • 9781236642486