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Although a full report of the following investigations will be published later, still it may perhaps be of interest to those who are present this evening to hear a brief report of the results obtained. The patients included in the investigation all had one thing in common, namely, a chronic nasal catarrh; none of them were subject to any acute febrile affection, but were simply the walking cases that I see daily in my office and at my service in the Polyclinic and Howard Hospitals. Great care was exercised in their examination to exclude all those showing any of the well known clinical signs of diphtheria. The bacteriologic examinations were made by Dr. W. J. Gillespie, and in the more important cases afterward reviewed by myself. The examinations embraced 113 cultures of specimens taken from 100 different patients. Of these patients, twenty-five suffered with chronic atrophic rhinitis, thirty-one wtth chronic
VANSANT EL. A BRIEF REPORT OF THE RESULTS OF A BACTERIOLOGIC INVESTIGATION OF THE NASAL MUCUS IN ONE HUNDRED CASES OF CHRONIC NASAL DISCHARGE. WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE PRESENCE OF THE KLEBS-LÖFFLER BACILLUS. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(9):395–396. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440090013002e
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