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January 1931

ERYTHEMA INFECTIOSUM: A CLINICAL STUDY OF AN EPIDEMIC IN BRANFORD. CONN.

Author Affiliations

NEW HAVEN, CONN

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;47(1):28-41. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00140190037004
Abstract

This is a report of ninety-seven cases of erythema infectiosum which occurred in Branford, Conn., during the late fall and winter of 1929-1930. We saw fifty-seven cases in the series and kept clinical records. Information concerning the remainder of the cases was obtained from Dr. A. S. McQueen, health officer, or from the Visiting Nurse Association.

REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE  In 1886, Tschamer1 reported from Graz an epidemic of thirtycases of an eruptive disease which he differentiated from typical rubella, but considered a modified form (örtliche rötheln). Gumplowicz,2 in 1891, and Tobeitz,3 in 1898, both from Graz, reported further cases confirming Tschamer's observations and also agreeing with him that the condition was modified German measles. Escherich,4 in a discussion of Tobeitz' paper read at Moscow in 1896, was the first to suggest that the disease was a distinct entity. Schmidt,5 in 1899, from Escherich's clinic in Graz, described two further

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