Perhaps it is because of our general disregard of its importance as a disease that so little work has been done on the morphology of the blood in epidemic parotitis. From such a viewpoint it is true that a perfect knowledge of the pathological physiology of the disease is of comparative little import. But this disease, it has been observed, is accompanied by a lymphocytosis, and the problem of lymphocytosis is an interesting and important one. The blood-picture of this disease is also of distinct value in differential diagnosis.
A perusal of the literature on the blood-picture in this disease shows it to be very fragmentary; so that there is need for summarizing and a proper correlation of the results obtained by the various observers.
Since the work of Wile,1 I have been unable to find any noteworthy contributions. Wile's bibliography refers to the work of Cabot,2 who
BARACH JH. MORPHOLOGY OF THE BLOOD IN EPIDEMIC PAROTITIS. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1913;XII(6):751–754. doi:10.1001/archinte.1913.00070060143011
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