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November 30, 1918

LOBAR PNEUMONIA AT A BASE HOSPITALLABORATORY AND CLINICAL STUDY OF FIFTY CASES

Author Affiliations

(Boston) Major, M. C., U. S. Army; Chief of Laboratory Service; (New York) First Lieutenant, M. C., U. S. Army CAMP MAC ARTHUR, WACO, TEXAS

From the Clinical and Pathological Laboratory, Base Hospital, Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas.

JAMA. 1918;71(22):1821-1822. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26020480009009c
Abstract

Early in March, 1918, it was suggested by one of us (L. S. M.) that a more careful study be made on the lobar pneumonia cases that appeared at this camp. The chief of the medical service was therefore requested to continue Lieutenant Schiff on duty as ward surgeon in charge of the pneumonia wards. It was felt that a comparative study of the cases clinically could best be made if the same man were continued on duty.

This article is a report on two series of cases. In the first, thirty cases were followed up in a routine way. Polyvalent antipneumococcus serum was administered in each case without regard to the outcome of the type determination. The second series is a study of twenty cases in which more complete laboratory methods were done, such as blood cultures, daily leukocyte counts, type determination, and the use therapeutically of Type I

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