During the early part of July 1933 an epidemic of infection of the upper respiratory tract associated with diarrhea broke out in one of the wards of the Home for Hebrew Infants. There had been no infection in the ward for the previous eight weeks. There were in the ward twenty-three children, all under 1 year of age, each in a separate, completely enclosed cubicle. Each compartment opened on a common porch on which the children spent the better part of the day. No change had been made in the nursing staff or in the aseptic technic preceding the epidemic.
On June 26 a poorly nourished child 5 months old was admitted to the ward. The examination on admission revealed no signs of infection. For the first two days the child appeared to be thriving, but on the third day it had three loose, foul-smelling stools. During the next eight
KAHN BS. RELATION BETWEEN INFECTION OF THE UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT AND GASTRO-INTESTINAL INFECTION IN INFANTS: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE RÔLE OF BACILLUS MORGANI I. Am J Dis Child. 1935;49(4):939–951. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970040107014
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