These cases came under observation during July and August, 1903, and are reported to show the relative frequency of some bacteria not ordinarily given prominence in this relation. The study was begun with the hope of making some clinical deductions from the microscopic findings and to trace, if possible, any bacterial relations between the buccal cavity and intestinal disorders.
Twenty-nine cases in all were observed and cultures were simultaneously made from mouth and fecal discharges, and observed as nearly together as possible, but much of the work was not completed owing to the sanitarium closing before all the cultures were worked out.
No note will be made of the ordinary inhabitants of the canal, such as colon groups, staphylococcus, etc., but only such as may have some pathologic bearing on the clinical findings.
Cases 1, 2 and 3.
—Nothing of value was found, notwithstanding that there were some clinical
COOK JC. SOME FINDINGS IN SUMMER DIARRHEAS OF CHILDREN. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(26):1933–1936. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500260002b
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