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April 1, 1939

PNEUMOCOCCUS TYPE XIV PNEUMONIA IN TWINS; CONTRASTED TREATMENT

Author Affiliations

New York Visiting Physician, Harlem Hospital and Willard Parker Hospital.

From the Willard Parker Hospital and the Harlem Hospital.

JAMA. 1939;112(13):1247. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.62800130003010a
Abstract

Opportunity to contrast the effect of two methods of therapy in human litter mates (identical twins) is sufficiently unusual to warrant this brief report:

Evelyn H., aged 17 months, had cough and coryza May 6, 1938, and on the following day an elevation of temperature. May 9 the swelling of the eyes and a facial rash appeared and the following day vomiting and fever. May 11 the rash was fading but a sore throat and some dyspnea developed. She was admitted to Willard Parker Hospital May 12, appearing acutely ill, with an elevation of temperature to 104.2 F., an increased respiratory rate and a faint maculopapular rash on the face and thighs, with macular staining behind the ears. The ear drums were normal, the conjunctivas slightly reddened and the eyelids swollen. The tonsils were large and moderately congested; there were no Koplik spots. The breath sounds were suppressed at the

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