The rationale of this bibliography has been set forth in numerous other installments; suffice it to say that it is designed for the general physician rather than for the specialist.
As regards meningococcal infection, the situation is confused by the great variety of syndromes caused by the Meningococcus— epidemic meningitis, sporadic meningitis, chronic Meningococcus sepsis without meningitis, acute meningococcal bacteremia without meningitis—the unity of which was not suspected until isolation and identification of the organism was possible. We have found no comprehensive modern bibliography of the subject. The early literature is largely concerned with the descriptions of epidemics; it is thoroughly reviewed and documented by Hirsch (Ref. 8). Good general bibliographies are to be found in Foster and Gaskell's book (Ref. 25) and in the treatise of C. Worster-Drought and Alexander Mills Kennedy (Cerebro-Spinal Fever, London, A. & C. Black, Ltd., 1919).
References 31, 32
BLOOMFIELD AL. A Bibliography of Internal Medicine: MENINGOCOCCUS INFECTION. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;97(1):79–92. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250190095009
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