Notable advances of academic and practical value have been reported during the past year, especially with regard to the more common infections. A new form of antipneumococcus serum has been proposed, and, according to reports, chemotherapy in certain streptococcic and colon bacillus infections has at last attained a modicum of success. Information in regard to the etiology of influenza has been clarified, and further advances have been made in the highly important field of the "crystalline viruses."
Judging from the number of studies published during the past year, recognition of the importance of regarding pneumonia from an etiologic point of view, as advocated for more than twenty years by Cole, has finally become general. The subject is excellently reviewed by Cole1 in several articles. Further evidence of the interest in this most important of infectious diseases is the organization of special campaigns or commissions for its study and
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