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August 26, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLV(9):597-600. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510090019001d

The fifteen cases of summer diarrhea which I wish to present, have been selected from the two hundred and fifty cases of children's diseases that came under my observation at the Jackson Park Sanitarium, Chicago, during the months of July and August, 1904. For the sake of brevity I will divide these cases into two classes. The first class comprised eleven cases of a mild type, the records of which have been combined in such a way that they will serve as a standard of comparison by which to estimate the value of the findings in the remaining cases. The second class comprises four fatal cases which are of special interest because of the bacteriologic and microscopic findings both during the clinical course and at postmortem.

As briefly as possible, I will relate the findings to which I wish to call attention. The average age of these infants was nine

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