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May 1931

TUBERCULOSIS IN INFANTS AND IN CHILDRENWHITE BLOOD CELL COUNTS; EVALUATION OF THE MONOCYTELYMPHOCYTE RATIO BY THE SUPRAVITAL STAINING METHOD

Am J Dis Child. 1931;41(5):1023-1053. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940110017002
Abstract

The following work was attempted in an effort to evaluate from a clinical standpoint the noteworthy laboratory observations made on infants and children by Cunningham, Sabin and their co-workers1 and to substantiate, if possible, the correlation of the blood picture, as studied by the supravital method, and the clinical course of tuberculosis reported by Cunningham and Tompkins2 after limited counts on sixty-one adult and ten juvenile patients with tuberculosis, and by Blackfan and Diamond3 after supravital study of the blood of seventeen infants and children showing clinical manifestations of tuberculosis.

This study was conducted at the suggestion and under the clinical guidance of Dr. Joseph Brennemann with the aid of members of the staff of the Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago. All cases observed were selected from the routine admissions to the wards of the hospital and to the outpatient clinic connected with the hospital. The x-ray films

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