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July 22, 1893

POINTS IN THE ETIOLOGY AND CLINICAL HISTORY OF ERYSIPELAS.Read in the Section on Practice of Medicine at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.

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JAMA. 1893;XXI(4):110-113. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420560006002

In discussing the predisposing causes of erysipelas, authors are greatly at variance as to the influence of age, sex. seasonal effect, etc., among other well recognized factors. It must be confessed, however, that no statistical inquiries have heretofore been instituted to show the exact effect exerted upon the disease by these supposed etiological elements. In a recent paper on "Seasonal Influence in Erysipelas, with Statistics," the writer has shown, by Careful analysis of 2,010 cases collected from different sources, the relationship existing between the various seasons of the year and this affection; and he ventures to hope that he may be pardoned for calling attention briefly to some of the tabulated data contained in his former paper. Table (1) demonstrated clearly that the cases increase month by month in slightly varying ratio, from August to April, which latter month gives the greater number; and that there is a rapid decrease

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