JOHN A. TOOMEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Mortality statistics are the only sources of factual information not affected by the personal equation.
From 1912 to 1933, Hoyne in Chicago had a mortality rate of 12.47 per cent in 5,666 cases of erysipelas; from 1929 to 1933, it was 13.4 per cent in 1,193 cases. From 1927 to 1931, Gordon and Young1 in Detroit had 1,156 cases with a mortality rate of 9.5 per cent. In Bellevue Hospital, in New York City, from 1904 to 1937, there were 15,277 cases with a mortality rate of 10.1 per cent.2 Symmers2 stated that in 3,311 cases admitted to the same
TOOMEY JA. PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF ERYSIPELAS1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:166–177. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-2-166
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(2):166-177.
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