MORTON HAMBURGER, M.D.; J. M. RUEGSEGGER, M.D.
The reported mortality from staphylococcal septicemia associated with foci of all sorts varies from 8 to 90 per cent.1-11 Inspection of the summary of recent reports in table 1 shows that though reduction in the general mortality has followed the use of one or another therapeutic agent, the invasion of the blood stream by staphylococci is still a grave matter. Moreover, strict criteria for diagnosis are not always defined. Stookey and Scarpellino3 insisted upon the presence of three positive blood cultures for inclusion of cases in their series, and excluded all cases of osteomyelitis, but most authors have not laid
HAMBURGER M, RUEGSEGGER JM. TREATMENT OF STAPHYLOCOCCAL SEPTICEMIA WITH SULFAMETHYLTHIAZOLE AND SULFATHIAZOLE; A REPORT OF TWELVE CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:1137–1154. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-7-1137
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(7):1137-1154.
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