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The Congress of the German Society of Internal Medicine
THE PATHOLOGIC ASPECTS AND THE TREATMENT OF TYPHOID BACILLUS CARRIERS
The next communications dealt with the pathologic aspects and the treatment of typhoid bacillus carriers. In the opinion of Prof. P. Krause of Münster, one must say, in every single case of typhoid, be on the watch for bacillus carriers. Most of these eliminate typhoid bacilli in the stools; less than a third, in the urine; eliminations of bacilli from the mouth are rare. The treatment is general: chemotherapy with an organic mercury compound and extirpation of the gallbladder. Schott-müller opposed extirpation of the gallbladder in cases in which the indications were not derived from considerations bearing on the life of the patient himself
Professor Grafe of Würzburg has been able, by means of the destructive effects of silver nitrate, to demonstrate the existence of
BERLIN. JAMA. 1929;92(22):1877-1878. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700480067023