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November 22, 1884

PRACTICAL REMARKS ON THE TREATMENT OF THE MORE GRAVE AND MALIGNANT FORMS OF SCARLATINA.

JAMA. 1884;III(21):561-564. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.92390700001001

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Abstract

Read in the Section of Diseases of Children of American Medical Association, May, 1884.

Whether the type of malignancy in scarlatina is imparted by the intensity of the infectious poison, by excess in quantity, or because of the extreme susceptibility of the system to its peculiar action, are questions which remain yet unsolved. But that there are certain prominent and important morbid elements or conditions entering into combination, in more or less degree, which give character to the type in all cases having a malignant tendency, there can be no doubt.

Preliminary to the consideration of the treatment of this form of disease, it is proper and necessary that these various morbid factors which unite for the development of the type of malignancy should be carefully investigated and analysed, with a view of ascertaining and comprehending their full meaning and bearing on the progress of the case, and as a

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