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January 1942


Author Affiliations

From the Central Laboratory of Saint John's Hospital and the Third Medical Division of the White Cross Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(1):15-29. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010010016002

The literature of the last few years shows that the number of reports on infections with Salmonella suipestifer is increasing. This increase is probably due to the fact that interest in these infections has awakened and it is an old rule that the more one seeks something the more often one finds it. Before commenting on the subject of the infections as a whole we wish to describe 6 cases.

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.—This case was reported in detail in 19351; so we shall deal with it here only briefly. B. A., an 8 month old girl, was admitted to the hospital in November 1933 with the complaint of ill health for several weeks, inability to use the left arm and swelling in the region of the left shoulder. During this time the infant had continuous fever (temperature of 39 C. [102.2 F.]). Lancing the swelling yielded 5

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