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April 17, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(16):1191-1195. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670420015003

In presenting this analysis of the work of the scarlet fever ward of the Garfield Memorial Hospital, we recognize that many points require much further study; but certain facts seem to be of sufficient importance and sufficiently clearly demonstrated to justify offering them as additional evidence in support of reports already published and to which our results appear to correspond. While we shall not refer at length to papers that have appeared, we are indebted to the workers who have made available the newer methods for the study and management of one of the most dreaded diseases and to those who have generously supplied us with materials.1

We have been interested in the various phases of the scarlet fever problem, including the intracutaneous test, after the method of the Dicks, both for susceptibility and for diagnosis, the Schultz-Charlton blanching test, the attempt to produce active and passive immunity, and