Mr. W. H. H. Jessop read the notes of 13 cases which had been treated as in-patients at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. All the cases had adherent membranes, which left a raw surface when it was stripped off. Eight of these cases had the Klebs-Loeffler bacillus, giving the characteristic reactions.
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