JOHN W. BROWN; MAXWELL FINLAND, F.A.C.P.
Tilghman and Finland6 recently reported 33 groups of multiple contact cases of pneumococcic infections, including five family groups, in which bacteriological and immunological studies were made.3 The present paper concerns similar observations in another family consisting of 11 members, 9 of whom had infections with type V (Cooper1) pneumococci and a tenth member carried the same organism while apparently remaining free of symptoms. Early in the course of this investigation, type VI pneumococci were cultured from the throat of one individual in the same family and pneumococci of this type were subsequently isolated from the throats of six of the
BROWN JW, FINLAND M. A FAMILY OUTBREAK OF TYPE V PNEUMOCOCCIC INFECTIONS: CLINICAL, BACTERIOLOGICAL AND IMMUNOLOGICAL STUDIES1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:394–401. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-3-394
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(3):394-401.
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