In two instances of common colds, with no known contact with cases of pneumonia, Pneumococcus Type I was found to be the predominating organism, which strongly suggests that it was the etiological agent in these colds. If this is so, common colds of this type must be looked upon as a possible source of contagion in the development of lobar pneumonia due to the Type I pneumococcus.
Article| January 01 1918
COMMON COLDS AS A POSSIBLE SOURCE OF CONTAGION FOR LOBAR PNEUMONIA
From the Bureau of Laboratories of the Department of Health of the City of New York, New York.
Received: September 08 1917
Online Issn: 1540-9538
Print Issn: 0022-1007
Copyright, 1918, by The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research New York
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Eugenia Valentine; COMMON COLDS AS A POSSIBLE SOURCE OF CONTAGION FOR LOBAR PNEUMONIA . J Exp Med 1 January 1918; 27 (1): 27–29. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.27.1.27
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