[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.197.142.219. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Other Articles
May 8, 1937

THE OCCURRENCE OF DIPLOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE IN INFECTIONS OF THE URINARY TRACT

Author Affiliations

OKLAHOMA CITY

From the Department of Bacteriology, University of Oklahoma School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1937;108(19):1594-1596. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780190010004
Abstract

In October 1929 Dr. Robert H. Akin of the Department of Urology of the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine brought to us a smear of prostatic secretion stained with methylene blue. The patient from whom the slide was taken called on the doctor complaining of burning on urination and a urethral discharge, although at the time no discharge was evident. There was no history of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection for the previous three months. Microscopic examination of the stained slide showed numerous clumped pus cells and a lancet shaped diplococcus with a suggestion of a capsule. Attempts to cultivate this organism at that time were unsuccessful. During the following six years we noticed the same organism in various urethral and prostatic smears and in urinary specimens brought to us for examination.

July 1, 1935, funds were made available by legislative appropriation to permit the Department of Bacteriology to carry on

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×