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May 29, 1909


Author Affiliations

Professor of the Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear, College of Physicians and Surgeons MEMPHIS

JAMA. 1909;LII(22):1751-1754. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.25420480021002d

During the past few months a great deal of attention has been attracted to the subject of streptococcic infections of the throat, and there have been two contributions to the literature of the subject which are of more than ordinary interest. At the Chicago meeting of the American Medical Association last June, Dr. Alice G. Bryant, of Boston, read a paper1 describing a series of cases in which the infection fastened on the so-called adenoid tissue found in the pharynx, and in which there were marked symptoms of infection, with temperature ranging from the neighborhood of 100 to 104 F., and at times a free discharge from the nose of a creamy consistency, masses of adenoid tissue sometimes being found in this discharge. Bacteriologic examination of the discharge in the cases reported by Dr. Bryant showed streptococci in abundance.

By far the most interesting article that I have seen