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November 1912

A BRIEF REPORT OF AN EPIDEMIC OF SORE THROAT WITH INVOLVEMENT OF THE CERVICAL LYMPH-NODES

Am J Dis Child. 1912;IV(5):301-306. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1912.04100230038002
Abstract

There have been reported from time to time in European cities certain epidemics more or less associated with the milk-supply. Some of these epidemics have had a clinical picture which is more or less characteristic and which has been called by the English observers septic sore throat. The report of the United States Public Health Service records eight epidemics that occurred in England, the first in 1881 and the last in 1905. Bacteriologic examinations were not made in all these, but in the cases so studied the streptococcus was found. In seven of the eight epidemics one, or more, cows was discovered suffering from mastitis or from an eruption of the udder. In 1908 there was a remarkable epidemic which occurred at Christiania; this was found to be due to one milk-supply, and one cow was discovered with a diseased udder. From the cow there was isolated a streptococcus which

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