July 1926

Archives of the Andrew Todd McClintock Memorial Foundation for the Study of Diseases of the Alimentary Canal. Volume I. Pleomorphism in Bacterial Protoplasm—A Study in Psittacosis.

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By Andrew Todd McClintock, M.D. Edited by John William Draper. Privately printed, 1925.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1926;38(1):143. doi:10.1001/archinte.1926.00120250148014

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The Andrew Todd McClintock Memorial was established by Isabel Cairns McClintock in memory of her husband, who died at the age of 38 of "chronic intestinal invalidism." Several of the productive years of Dr. McClintock's life were devoted to a study of the causes of disease of the gastro-intestinal tract and it was his intention to devote the remainder of his life to this study. When it was cut short by his untimely death, Mrs. McClintock established the memorial in order that further work in his favorite field might be continued in memory of him.

The first volume of the archives of this foundation consists in a manuscript that was found among Dr. McClintock's papers recording his own investigative work on psittacosis. The conclusions drawn by him are in part as follows: "An epidemic of disease among parrots occurred in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., March 2, 1917. This was followed by an

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