OTIS S. WARR, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JACOB ALPERIN, A.B., M.D.
From January 1, 1916, to December 31, 1931, inclusive, 2039 cases of lobar pneumonia were observed in the Memphis General Hospital. Of this number, 517 occurred in white patients and 1522 in negroes. During this same period, the white patients comprised approximately one-third of the total discharges from the hospital but only one-fourth of the total number with pneumonia.
The morbidity of pneumonia, according to Blake,1 depends upon the pathogenic properties of the organism, the opportunities for infection, and the factors of susceptibility and resistance. Since neither the Memphis City Board of Health nor the Tennessee State Board makes
WARR OS, ALPERIN J. Lobar Pneumonia12: A Report of 2039 Cases. Ann Intern Med. ;6:1474–1488. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-11-1474
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;6(11):1474-1488.
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