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Report of Study of Scarlet Fever
The morbidity of scarlet fever has increased in Germany in recent years, and equally in almost all countries of Europe. In 1923, 17,025 cases of scarlet fever were officially recorded in Prussia; in 1928 the cases numbered 85,478. The greatest increase was reported in 1927, in which year there was an increase in Prussia of 27,639 cases over 1926. The increase in 1928 over 1927 was 19,981. These facts caused the Prussian minister of public welfare to induce the Prussian provincial council on health to make a special study of the best methods to combat scarlet fever. In the Volkswohlfahrt, Regierungsand Medizinalrat Dr. Gersbach has published an article setting forth the results of the special study. It appears from this report that the rôle played by the hemolytic streptococcus in the pathogenesis of scarlet fever is not yet definitely settled. The question as to
BERLIN. JAMA. 1930;94(18):1424. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710440062026