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April 1940

SULFAPYRIDINE IN THE TREATMENT OF PNEUMONIA IN INFANTS AND IN CHILDREN: REPORT ON FIFTY-EIGHT TREATED PATIENTS AND FIFTY-SIX CONTROLS

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA
From the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and the Medical Services of the Children's Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;59(4):711-717. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.01990150029002
Abstract

PLAN OF STUDY  Selection of Patients.—The 119 patients with pneumonia included in this study were admitted to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia between Oct. 1, 1938 and May 1, 1939. In each case the diagnosis was made by the admitting officer and the patient assigned to either the control group or the group to be treated with sulfapyridine. Five infants considered moribund at the time of admission were placed in a separate group and treated with sulfapyridine. Of the remaining 114 patients, 58 were assigned to the group to receive treatment and 56 to the control group.Diagnosis.—The diagnosis was made in each instance by clinical examination. In 5 of the 114 cases in the compared series no roentgenograms were made, but the clinical observations were definite in each instance. No attempt has been made to separate lobar and bronchopneumonia, as in many cases a clinical diagnosis of

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