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August 1, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(5):330-332. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730050038020

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Carriers of Disease in Psychopathic Hospitals  A subcommittee of the Royal Medico-Psychological Society has made an important report on the carriers of typhoid, dysentery and diphtheria in psychopathic hospitals, based on a questionnaire circulated to psychopathic hospitals, to which seventy-three replies were received. Of these, thirty-nine were negative, with a remote history of carriers in two. Twenty-eight hospitals recorded carriers and six more suspected carriers. One hospital recorded carriers of typhoid, dysentery and diphtheria; ten hospitals, carriers of typhoid and dysentery, and three suspected such carriers. Twelve hospitals recorded typhoid carriers and three more suspected such carriers. The infection in one proved and one suspected case was paratyphoid B. Forty-eight typhoid carriers were specified. Three hospitals recorded dysentery carriers, in addition to ten which recorded both dysentery and typhoid carriers. Four hospitals indicated diphtheria infection, of which two recorded three carriers.The treatment for typhoid carriers was segregation in combination

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