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September 5, 1914

Meningococcus Meningitis.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(10):885. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570100071034

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This monograph is founded on the study of cases occurring in the clinic of Henry Koplik at the Mount Sinai Hospital. In his introduction Dr. Koplik calls attention to the fact that in spite of the value of the Flexner serum the results of the disease on those who recover, especially when the patient is less than 1 year of age, is still extremely serious. The physician needs in coping with this disease every aid to diagnosis and treatment available. The authors have added to their personal experience a review of the literature and have produced a satisfactory account of the disease. The laboratory technic described is such as the practitioner can expect to make use of in his daily work; the technic of spinal puncture and injection is given in a way that may be easily followed. The diagnostic aids to be derived from an examination of the spinal

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