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July 16, 1898

Etiology of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(3):138. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450030040017

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Paris, Ill., June 27, 1898.

To the Editor:  —I have been very much interested in recent reports and papers on cerebro-spinal meningitis, which I believe is caused by mold. Four of my cases were attacked after eating crackers that had molded and been warmed over by a grocer, and all have been in damp houses during damp weather. A great many cases occur in armies and among those who live in Alaska, where victuals are liable to be moldy. I notice that the straw used by the Third Illinois Infantry was damp.Respectfully,

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