During January, February and March, 1926, scarlet fever developed in epidemic proportions among the students of the School of Agriculture the University of Minnesota. The enrolment at this school is made up largely of boys and girls of high school age, and the large majority of these come from farm homes scattered throughout the state. The average age of this group was about 17 years. These students live in dormitories on the University Farm campus, and eat in a large dining hall provided for their use. The dormitories do not provide single rooms, but two, three and four students in a room is the common arrangement. Conditions favored the spread of the disease in this group, as a result of the repeated contacts established in class rooms, in gymnasium and drill classes, at meal times, and in visiting one another in the dormitories after school hours. The most important factor
LEES HD. THE DICK TEST, WITH ACTIVE AND PASSIVE IMMUNIZATION FOR SCARLET FEVER. JAMA. 1927;88(15):1133–1135. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680410009003
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