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Article
April 1943

RECOVERIES FROM STAPHYLOCOCCIC MENINGITIS FOLLOWING BACTERIOPHAGE THERAPY

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Department of Bacteriology, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;37(4):507-525. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670030519005
Abstract

Before undertaking a more detailed consideration of our patients who suffered from staphylococcic infection of the meninges, we have presented a review of staphylococcic meningitis1 as reported in the literature. We were able to find records of 48 acceptable examples of recovery from this disease, a number sufficiently small to indicate the malignant nature of this localization of staphylococcic infection. We plan to discuss now the patients with staphylococcic meningitis for whom we have been privileged to furnish bacteriophage service, including in this discussion not only those who had a recognized invasion of the blood stream, so as to belong in our series of 500 patients with staphylococcemia,2 but also patients suffering from meningitis without adequate evidence of staphylococcemia and hence omitted from the series with sepsis. The patients included in this series with staphylococcemia will be designated by their appropriate serial numbers. In the present paper we purpose to

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