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January 11, 1919

PNEUMONIA AT CAMP FUNSTON: REPORT TO THE SURGEON-GENERAL

Author Affiliations

Lieutenant-Colonel, M. C., U. S. Army; Major, M. C., U. S. Army; Captain. M. C. U. S. Army; First Lieutenants, M. C., U. S. Army CAMP PIKE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK.

JAMA. 1919;72(2):108-116. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610020026010
Abstract

This investigation of pneumonia made at the base hospital at Fort Riley includes all cases of pneumonia that have occurred between July 23 and Aug. 31, 1918, at Camp Funston, including Detention Camp No. 1 for white troops and Detention Camp No. 2 for colored troops, in the 311th Cavalry stationed at Fort Riley, at the base hospital, and at the Medical Officers' Training Camp.

During the period of the investigation there has been no large outbreak of pneumonia at Camp Funston. The average number of cases has been two a day, the total number studied being 62. The number of troops in the camp has been approximately 42,000, so that for the month of August the pneumonia rate has not exceeded 1.5 per thousand.

Pneumonia has been of mild type; there have been only three deaths, and empyema has occurred in one instance. The clinical diagnosis has been lobar

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