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October 23, 1943


Author Affiliations

Professor of Dermatology and Syphilology, Long Island College of Medicine BROOKLYN

From the Long Island College Hospital and the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, Long Island College of Medicine.

JAMA. 1943;123(8):462-466. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840430014004

During the period 1926-1928 I conducted an investigation in British Guiana, under the egis of the Tropical Diseases Committee of the Royal Society of London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, into the bacterial complications of filariasis. Studies were made of the frequency and sites of occurrence, distribution by age, race and sex, clinical manifestations and bacteriology of all cases of lymphangitis, abscess and elephantiasis admitted to the inpatient and outpatient departments of the Public Hospital, Georgetown, between June 1927 and September 1928; of the serologic relationship between strains of the beta hemolytic streptococcus isolated from cases of lymphangitis with abscess in British Guiana and the commonest strain of the same organism isolated from the throat in cases of scarlet fever in New York City; of the relationship between the cutaneous response to inoculations of toxin prepared from the British Guiana and New York streptococcus strains and