GEORGE BAEHR, M.D., F.A.C.P.; GREGORY SHWARTZMAN, M.D.; EDWARD B. GREENSPAN, M.D.
In the minds of most physicians and in almost all textbooks on bacteriology and clinical medicine, B. friedlander1 is associated with pneumonia and other infections of the respiratory tract. This traditional viewpoint is responsible for the fact that its common synonyms are Bacillus pneumoniae and Pneumobacillus and that its modern scientific designation according to the Bergey2 bacteriological nomenclature is Klebsiella pneumoniae. Infections of other parts of the body with this organism are generally regarded as relatively less common.
Our bacteriological experience with 198 B. friedlander infections is recorded because it contradicts this conception of the predominant rôle played by the
GEORGE BAEHR, GREGORY SHWARTZMAN, EDWARD B. GREENSPAN. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: BACILLUS FRIEDLANDER INFECTIONS(BACILLUS FRIEDLANDER INFECTIONS*). Ann Intern Med. 1937;10:1788–1801. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-12-1788
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(12):1788-1801.
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