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August 1937

BACTERIOLOGIC STUDIES OF AN EPIDEMIC OF PLEURODYNIA

Author Affiliations

CINCINNATI
From the Children's Hospital Research Foundation and the department of pediatrics of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(2):231-239. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980020025002
Abstract

Macdonald and Hewell and one of us1 have summarized elsewhere the clinical and bacteriologic observations on children in an epidemic of pleurodynia in Cincinnati. Seventy-four children suffering from this condition were admitted to the Children's Hospital during the summer of 1935. Twenty-six of this group were studied bacteriologically.

Attlee, Amsler and Beaumont2 studied an epidemic in Eton College, England, among forty-eight boys from 14 to 18 years of age. They found "some colonies of Staphylococcus aureus and a free growth of streptococci."

Wood,3 who saw a large number of patients, observed that blood cultures and agglutination tests for Bacillus typhosus and Bacillus paratyphosus A and B were negative and that "smears from throats showed only organisms normally present."

Churchill, Landis and Glusker4 observed "An Epidemic of Undetermined Origin; Dengue?" in which there were fifty cases. They reported that cultures of material from the throats of eleven

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