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April 8, 1944

STAPHYLOCOCCUS ALBUS OSTEOMYELITIS AND SEPTICEMIA TREATED WITH PENICILLIN

Author Affiliations

Sioux Falls, S. D.

JAMA. 1944;124(15):1053-1054. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.62850150005007b

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Abstract

This article describes the successful employment of the sodium salt of penicillin in a case of Staphylococcus albus osteomyelitis and septicemia, with a description of the technic employed, and comments on the side reactions when the drug was given intravenously and intramuscularly.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.—  B. M., a white man aged 29, a farmer, was admitted to the McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S. D., on Oct. 10, 1943 with the complaints of weakness, chills and fever and also pain in the right hip. The history of the present complaints was that about three weeks before he took ill with chills, fever and sudden severe pain in the right hip. This completely disabled the patient and he took to his bed. He was given sulfonamides by his local physician with no results. During these three weeks he had steadily lost ground, and he was so weak that he was

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