A. ALLEN GOLDBLOOM; EMANUEL H. NICKMAN; EDWARD E. P. SEIDMON
Within recent years medical opinion with regard to meningococcal infections and their treatment has undergone drastic revision. The early twentieth century concept that the meningococcus invades the meninges by way of the nasopharynx and cribriform plate was challenged in 1918 by Herrick1 and later by others.2, 3, 4 They expressed the belief that the infection enters the body through the nose and throat and then spreads to the blood stream which carries it to the various body tissues including the meninges where it becomes localized. However, if the resistance of the host is sufficiently great or if therapy is early
GOLDBLOOM AA, NICKMAN EH, SEIDMON EEP. MENINGOCOCCIC INFECTIONS IN AN ARMY STAGING AREA: ANALYSIS OF 63 CASES WITHOUT FATALITY FROM THE STANDPOINT OF EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:589–605. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-4-589
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(4):589-605.
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