Since the opening of the base hospital in September, 1917, there have been admitted to the medical service 274 pneumonia patients, 176 with the lobar and ninety-eight with the bronchopneumonia type. This series of cases has been most interesting and unusual, differing in several aspects from the well recognized picture of lobar pneumonia and bronchopneumonia. This variance in the disease picture has occurred in periodic waves due to the severity and character of the disease, the relation to measles, the incidence of empyema and other serious sequelae, the presence of hemolytic streptococci, etc. It would seem profitable, therefore, to discuss these cases chronologically.
The early cases, in September and October, about thirty in number, apparently conformed to the usual picture of lobar pneumonia, with sudden onset, chill, temperature, rusty sputum, localized areas of consolidation, etc. Although type determinations of sputum could not be made, because of inadequate laboratory facilities in
HAMBURGER WW, MAYERS LH. PNEUMONIA AND EMPYEMA AT CAMP ZACHARY TAYLOR, KY. A PRELIMINARY REPORT. JAMA. 1918;70(13):915–918. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1918.26010130006009c
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