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September 17, 1932

Epidemiologische en bacteriologische gegevens over het roodvonk.

JAMA. 1932;99(12):1017. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740640059032

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This work is the prize winning answer to the following thesis propounded by the Dutch Society for the Advancement of Medicine at Amsterdam: "Data, partly based on personal observations, are requested concerning the epidemiology of scarlet fever, taking into consideration the question of contagion by inanimate objects and making use of the modern reactions of immunity." The author devotes the first part of his work to a review of the literature on the etiology and pathogenesis of scarlet fever, with especial reference to Streptococcus hemolyticus, Dick's toxin and the meaning of Dick's immunity reaction. In the second part he deals with transmission of the disease through the various known agencies and from the point of view of the streptococcus theory. In the third part he discusses from the endemic point of view (1) the influence of the factors of age, race, sex, season, and the like, on the incidence of