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BACTERIOLOGIC STUDIES OF AN EPIDEMIC OF PLEURODYNIA

MERLIN L. COOPER, M.D.; HELEN M. KELLER, M.S.
Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(2):231-239. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980020025002.
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Macdonald and Hewell and one of us1 have summarized elsewhere the clinical and bacteriologic observations on children in an epidemic of pleurodynia in Cincinnati. Seventy-four children suffering from this condition were admitted to the Children's Hospital during the summer of 1935. Twenty-six of this group were studied bacteriologically.

Attlee, Amsler and Beaumont2 studied an epidemic in Eton College, England, among forty-eight boys from 14 to 18 years of age. They found "some colonies of Staphylococcus aureus and a free growth of streptococci."

Wood,3 who saw a large number of patients, observed that blood cultures and agglutination tests for Bacillus typhosus and Bacillus paratyphosus A and B were negative and that "smears from throats showed only organisms normally present."

Churchill, Landis and Glusker4 observed "An Epidemic of Undetermined Origin; Dengue?" in which there were fifty cases. They reported that cultures of material from the throats of eleven

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