ALBERT C. OXMAN; ISIDORE FISCHER
The comprehensive study of meningococcic meningitis and septicemia by Colonel Henry M. Thomas, Jr.,1 concerns a total of 1,518 cases which occurred in the Fourth Service Command during the winter and spring of 1942-1943. The mortality rate of 8.8 per cent in the first 317 cases was lowered to 2.1 per cent in the last 761 cases. These rates are to be compared with the rate of 39 per cent in something less than 6,000 cases in the United States Army in 33 months during the First World War, and with civilian reports (cited by Thomas) in which a mortality
OXMAN AC, FISCHER I. MENINGOCOCCIC INFECTIONS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CERTAIN DIAGNOSTIC CONSIDERATIONS; AN ANALYSIS OF THIRTY-SEVEN CASES(MENINGOCOCCIC INFECTIONS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CERTAIN DIAGNOSTIC CONSIDERATIONS; AN ANALYSIS OF THIRTY-SEVEN CASES*). Ann Intern Med. 1945;23:924–934. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-6-924
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(6):924-934.
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