Increased scrutiny in examining little children for admission to hospitals, asylums, day nurseries, kindergartens and other institutions has led to a surprising increase in the number of cases of gonococcus infection of the vagina seen in out-patients. The treatment of this class of patients, surrounded, as they generally are, by uncleanliness and poor hygiene, living in crowded tenements in families with no knowledge of the highly contagious character of the disease, has become a problem of much importance. A careful record has been kept of all the cases referred to the Vanderbilt clinic during the past three years, the total number of proved gonococcus origin being 344. These cases constituted a separate class in the department of pediatrics, and, through the interest of Dr. L. E. LaFetra, chief of clinic, additional facilities were extended regarding nurses and supplies. In the microscopic examination of smears from the vaginal secretion
HAMILTON BW. GONOCOCCUS VULVOVAGINITIS IN CHILDRENWITH RESULTS OF VACCINE TREATMENT IN OUT-PATIENTS. JAMA. 1910;LIV(15):1196–1198. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550410001001e
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