publication . Article . 1905

DISSEMINATION OF STREPTOCOCCI THROUGH INVISIBLE SPUTUM.IN RELATION TO SCARLET FEVER AND SEPSIS.

Alice Hamilton;
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  • Published: 08 Apr 1905 Journal: JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, volume XLIV, page 1,108 (issn: 0098-7484, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Medical Association (AMA)
Abstract
INTRODUCTION. Since the completion of this investigation an article has appeared in theArchiv fur Klinische Chirurgie, by Mendes de Leon, describing experiments conducted along the same lines as my own, and having practically the same results. Dr. de Leon calls attention to the work done in Flugge's laboratory which proved the importance of droplets of sputum in the dissemination of tuberculous infection, and comments on the fact that the sputum as a source of infection has apparently been overlooked by surgeons. He instituted experiments similar to those of Flugge, but modified so as to reproduce the conditions of the operating room, and succeeded in proving th...
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free text keywords: General surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Sputum, medicine.symptom, business.industry, business, Sepsis, medicine.disease, Scarlet fever, Surgery
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