There has recently appeared in the Annals of Surgery1 a comprehensive report by Dr. Cramp of this hospital on this type of infection, therefore, it will be unnecessary to go into detail in regard to the history of the cases previously reported. Of the two deaths in this series, one was caused by a deep infection of the thigh muscles complicated by considerable hemorrhage; the other was that of a patient admitted in an advanced stage, though the infection was controlled before the patient succumbed to a pulmonary disease.
That an infection of this type in a localized area can be overcome by the body tissues, as in the untreated interscapular area in Case 2, is a fact already proved by Blake and Lahey.2 The hydrogen peroxid used in these cases was the undiluted U. S. P. 3 per cent. solution.
—W. D., aged 17, was
ROBERTSON LB. GAS BACILLUS INFECTION—A REPORT OF SIX CASES. JAMA. 1913;61(18):1624-1626. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350190042013