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June 22, 1912

SORE THROAT AND MILK-SUPPLY

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(25):1933-1935. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260060282006

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Abstract

ABSTRACT OF DISCUSSION ON PAPERS OF DRS. CAPPS AND MILLER AND DAVIS 

(Which appeared in The Journal June 15, 1912, pages 1848 and 1852) 

Dr. Robert Bruce Preble, Chicago:  It very quickly became obvious in Chicago that while the disease very closely resembled the ordinary sore throats yet the clinical picture was not familiar. One of the most striking features in the clinical picture of these cases of sore throat, markedly in contrast with what one usually finds in ordinary streptococcus infections, was the slow pulse. In many cases there was not relatively but absolutely a bradycardia; patients with temperature ranging about 102 F. would have a pulse of 40 or even lower. There were patients also with extreme sore throats and a pulse about 90 and yet temperatures of even 104 or 105; even with such temperatures the pulse was frequently found to be as low as 80. This

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