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May 15, 1926


Author Affiliations

Bainbridge, Ga.
Director, Tri-County Health Work

JAMA. 1926;86(20):1567-1568. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670460075025

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, April 17, in the editorial on "The Spleen in Measles—An Overlooked Symptom," it is stated that "only now has it been made unmistakably clear through the records of Bleyer of the St. Louis Children's Hospital that enlargement of the spleen should be included in the symptomatology of measles." And at the close, "And all of this is the simple finding regarding one of the largest organs in the body in the examination of a few hundred sick children, while half a hundred textbooks have denied, disregarded or debated the symptom."Since 1923 I have been calling attention to this symptom in my reports to the International Health Board, to the state board of health, and in published letters and articles, begging those who had opportunity to follow the matter up. The priority of discovery makes no difference, but the difference in conclusions reached should

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