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In 1906, C. D. Robin of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Canada, reported 156 cases of chronic glanders, collected from medical literature. Since this excellent review of the subject there have been reported but four definite cases, accessible to me—one by Post and one by Sieur in 1907, one by Dr. A. T. Bristow of Brooklyn, and one recently shown at the New York Surgical Society by Dr. Hitzrot. Several cases of acute glanders have occurred, however, and have been chronicled.
After reading Robin's article and noting his conclusions, drawn from an exhaustive study of his many cases, one is forcibly impressed by two salient facts; first, that chronic glanders in man is an exceedingly rare disease, unless many mistakes in diagnosis are made; second, that the mortality is extremely high, only 6 per cent, of the 156 cases reported being positively known to have resulted in a cure. These two
CRAMP WC. CHRONIC GLANDERS IN MAN: REPORT OF A CASE: PATIENT TREATED WITH GLANDERS VACCINE. APPARENT CURE. JAMA. 1911;LVI(19):1379–1380. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560190007003
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