Epidemic Cerebrospinal Meningitis

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Page xii - The purpose of the work throughout is to convey a thorough yet simple description of the clinical and laboratory findings in the disease as well as to Interpret the laboratory descriptions which will aid the reader to familiarize himself with the application of treatment and In analysis of the disease.
Page 40 - Diagnostic difficulties may arise in connection with certain gonococcus strains. These are unusually sensitive to the action of normal and of group agglutinins and may yield higher values in the presence of a meningococcus immune serum than moderately agglutinable meningococcus strains.
Page 208 - It has many advantages and few of the disadvantages of the syringe method. As a rule, as soon as the injection of the serum is begun, the blood-pressure drops and continues to drop steadily. Reasoning by the old method of injecting serum, one would expect a rise in blood-pressure; this, however, is rarely the case. As stated, in the great majority of cases when the injection of serum into the subarachnoid space is begun, the blood-pressure drops and continues dropping steadily as the larger quantity...
Page 2 - During the third period, from 1854 to 1875, the malady reaches its widest diffusion throughout most of Europe, the adjoining countries of Nearer Asia, the United States, and some parts of Africa and South America. The fourth period, from 1876 to the present...
Page 40 - ... differentiate the various groups of Gram negative cocci from each other and to establish the identity of the agglutinable and inagglutinable meningococcus strains. One genuine meningococcus strain, however, failed to absorb specific agglutinins from an homologous immune serum. 1 6. Meningococcus strains which were more or less inagglutinable exhibited reduced absorptive capacities, but a definite relationship between the binding capacities of such strains and their agglutinability could not be...
Page vi - EPIDEMIC CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS BY ABRAHAM SOPHIAN, MD FORMERLY WITH NEW YORK RESEARCH LABORATORY TWENTY-THREE ILLUSTRATIONS ST. LOUIS CV MOSBY COMPANY 1913 COPYRIGHT, 1913, BY CV MOSBY COMPANY Press of CV Mosby Company 8t.
Page 257 - Total under five years . . . Five to nine years Ten to fourteen years Fifteen to nineteen years . . Twenty to twenty-four years.
Page 9 - ... cases being merely occasional,10 and in Persia11 in 1874 and 1875. In Africa there was a slight epidemic in January, 1868, at Setif in Algiers among a company of Algerian tirailleurs.™ The United States were again the chief seat of epidemic meningitis in this its third period. From 1857...
Page 38 - ... sensitive to the influence of specific agglutinins. When the end point of the reaction is sharply defined or when a gradual but progressive decline in the effects of the serum is observed in dilutions above this point, we may assume that all the individuals enjoy the same degree of agglutinability, whereas numerous partial reactions in a series might be explained by the presence of very agglutinable individuals intermingled with others that are less agglutinable. Concerning the length of time...
Page 46 - ... of the blood stream with a secondary involvement of the meninges, many facts have been advanced in support of such a view. The early appearance of the meningococcus in the blood in a considerable number of cases, the appearance of general sepsis suggested by some patients early in the disease, the lesions in parts far removed from the central nervous system found at the autopsy of individuals who succumbed to the disease within twenty-four hours of its inception, and finally the appearance of...

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