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February 1939

SERUM THERAPY FOR STREPTOCOCCIC INFECTION OF THE NOSE, THROAT AND EAR AND ITS COMPLICATIONS

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology and Bacteriology, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University.

Arch Surg. 1939;38(2):206-223. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1939.01200080018002
Abstract

In our earlier series1 of 26 patients treated with serum, 8 were allocated to the category of patients with diseases of the ear, nose and throat. Cultures of the blood of 6 of these yielded bacteria. Two died and 6 survived. In our present additional group of 66 patients, data on whom were tabulated in the immediately preceding paper of the present series, 30 patients were assigned to this category, including patients with pneumonia, empyema and mediastinitis. Their cases will here be designated by the serial numbers employed in the general tabulation in the preceding paper of this series.2

Case 29.  —R. C., a boy aged 14, contracted a head cold on Oct. 16, 1933, and later had purulent otitis media. About October 25 the temperature rose to 105 F. and remained high until the boy's admission to the hospital, on October 30. A culture of blood taken

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