Transactions of the Indiana State Medical Society Volume 28

Transactions of the Indiana State Medical Society Volume 28

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...was not in the slightest influenced by sunshine or clouds, dry weather or damp, cold or warm. One peculiarity of the disease, however, was quite observable, and this was also noticed at Michigan City, viz.: the attacks occurred in groups. There would be from six to twelve in different parts of the town simultaneously attacked, and this without regard to the character of the weather. These cases in many instances would all recover before the appearance of others. Then would follow a few days without new cases. These days of hope were days of delusion. They seemed only the precursor of evil, and were sure to be followed by other groups of attacks. Very nearly all the members of some families were attacked simultaneously, while other families were attacked by installments, occupying in one family a period of two months before it disappeared for any length of time from the household. A prodromic period of two to six days occurred in some cases, while in others the attack was sudden, being preceded by a chill more or less severe, followed by very high fever. As to the gravity of the attack, nothing could be determined by the character of the invasion. As in scarlet fever, in some families all the grades of the disease were simultaneously present, from the mildest that needed little attention, to the most severe that speedily terminated in death, though none died in less than four days from the invasion. But two families suffered a loss of more than one. In these two each died. As regards the general prevalence of the disease, its extent may be seen in the number of attacks, compared with the number of inhabitants. The population of Westville, I think, can not exceed 750 or 800. The number of cases of actual, well-developed diphtheria in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974603
  • 9781236974600