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October 1918


Author Affiliations

Captain, M. C., U. S. Army;Captain, M. C. U. S. Army BASE HOSPITAL, CAMP SEVIER, S. C.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1918;XXII(4):440-465. doi:10.1001/archinte.1918.00090150034002

Recent rather numerous reports from the various army camps throughout the country concerning the incidence and causative agent of pneumonia, during the last winter, have mentioned frequent infection with Streptococcus hemolyticus and less frequent occurrence of pneumococcus infection. Reports from the different camps would indicate that the predominating organism is not the same in all localities. In Camps Funston, Dodge, Custer and Lee hemolytic streptococcus has been reported as the prevailing organism. At Camps Wheeler, Beauregard, Hancock, Jackson, Logan, Sheridan and Travis more pneumococcus infections are reported. In the findings so far published attention has been directed chiefly to the study of bronchopneumonia and, more especially, empyema. There has been very little comparative study of lobar and bronchopneumonia. The studies of the commission headed by Cole and McCallum1 at Fort Sam Houston, have been made with this point in view and their results would indicate that the true lobar pneumonia

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