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November 4, 1911


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JAMA. 1911;LVII(19):1501-1506. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260110001001

In 1908 I reported1 seven cases of what I believed to be pulmonary actinomycosis (streptothricosis) discovered in one year. Since then several additional cases have a been encountered. They have all been infested by a streptothrix which I have supposed to be the Streptothrix actinomyces. Some of these patients have also had tubereulosis, death resulting in each case; some have had simple streptothricosis; several of these have recovered.

Of the former series three patients had also pulmonary tuberculosis and all were free from infection in other parts of the body. In one case (No. 2, N., of the mixed diseaes) the patient, who had a marked lesion of the left lung, had died April, 1908, after a year's struggle and eight months after coming under observation.

In another mixed case (No. 3, G.) the patient survived till March, 1909. In this case there was little involvement of the lungs, the