The differentiation of the pneumococci into biological types led naturally to the hope that more intensive study of the clinical aspects of lobar pneumonia would disclose characteristic features which would be distinctive for the pneumonia caused by each type of the pneumococcus. This hope has as yet been only partially fulfilled, but a recent study by Cecil, Plummer and McCall1 of 500 cases of Type III pneumonia adds further data in confirmation of earlier work that established important clinical facts bearing on infection with this organism.
The analysis of the incidence of Type III infections has shown again that though
PNEUMOCOCCUS TYPE III PNEUMONIA. Ann Intern Med. ;9:1266–1267. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-9-1266_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(9):1266-1267.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Streptococcal Infections.
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