WILLIAM S. REVENO, M.D.; NELSON MCLAUGHLIN, M.D.
Pneumococcic meningitis is generally considered as offering little or no hope of recovery. The evidence in this respect presented by Kolmer,1 by Schottmüller and by many others, is anything but encouraging to the physician called upon to treat this fulminating disease.
A slowly growing list of recoveries is, however, being gradually recorded, and, while the number is still pitifully small, it constitutes concrete evidence that a totally pessimistic attitude is unwarranted. The successful results have been obtained through a variety of therapeutic procedures, namely: (1) intrathecal and intravenous serum injections; (2) repeated lumbar and cisternal punctures, alone or combined; (3)
REVENO WS, MCLAUGHLIN N. PNEUMOCOCCIC MENINGITIS: RECOVERY WITH FELTON'S SERUM(PNEUMOCOCCIC MENINGITIS: RECOVERY WITH FELTON'S SERUM*). Ann Intern Med. 1934;7:1026–1032. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-8-1026
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(8):1026-1032.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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