ARCHIBALD L. HOYNE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROWINE HAYES BROWN, M.D.
Although an unusual amount of material in regard to meningococcic meningitis has been published since the introduction of the sulfonamides, and especially more recently following the discovery of penicillin, we believe our experience during the past few years is of more than ordinary interest.
From January 1, 1943, to December 31, 1946, there were 727 patients admitted to Municipal Contagious Disease Hospital with a diagnosis of meningococcic meningitis. The presence of meningitis accompanying meningococcemia might be questioned in 218 instances because no lumbar puncture was made, but in reality the clinical diagnosis was evident with few exceptions. There were 47
HOYNE AL, BROWN RH. 727 MENINGOCOCCIC CASES: AN ANALYSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:248–259. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-2-248
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(2):248-259.
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