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June 24, 1944

SULFADIAZINE IN THE TREATMENT OF 200 CASES OF ACUTE CATARRHAL NASOPHARYNGITIS

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MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

JAMA. 1944;125(8):552-553. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.72850260002008a
Abstract

Nasopharyngitis, acute, catarrhal, is the diagnosis of the common cold as officially given by the Medical Corps of the Army of the United States.1 It is an important condition in the army for the reason of loss of time from duty, time spent in quarters and/or hospital, the contagiousness, the expected incidence in certain areas and the sequelae of complications. One of us (F. B. F.) during a tour of duty as medical officer in charge of sick-call noted the high incidence of 7 per cent of nasopharyngitis in a company of soldiers quartered in the same barracks and area. It was felt that all these men should be hospitalized as a prophylactic measure to reduce to a minimum the exposure of the well troops to the causative agent.2 After a period of two weeks the incidence of the disease among this company was reduced to 0 per

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