JEAN V. COOKE, M.D.
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The modern conception of scarlet fever may be summarized briefly as follows:
The evidence that scarlet fever is caused by hemolytic streptococcus infection is convincing and this etiology of the disease is generally accepted as proved. The constant association of the clinical disease with some focus infected with these organisms; the production of experimental scarlet fever by purposeful inoculation of susceptible volunteers with cultures of streptococci; and the various biologic reactions produced by injection of hemolytic streptococcus filtrates leave little room for doubt that the hemolytic streptococcus is the essential cause of the disease. As a result of observations on
COOKE JV. SCARLET FEVER1. Ann Intern Med. 1937;11:484–491. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-3-484
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(3):484-491.
Infectious Disease, Streptococcal Infections.
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