That it is Possible to Correlate the Clinical Types of Lobar Pneumonia with the Serological Types of the Pneumococcus

Montgomery, James Aitken (1933) That it is Possible to Correlate the Clinical Types of Lobar Pneumonia with the Serological Types of the Pneumococcus. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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In December 1929 it was noted that in addition to the seasonal variation of case incidence of Lobar Pneumonia, there was also definite vvariation in the clinical types and an investigation was then begun in an attempt to determine those variations. This was carried on until February 1930, when it was decided that the material available was suitable for a much more comprehensive investigation and it was thought that an attempt to classify the suspected clinical types of Lobar Pneumonia would be of considerable interest. About this time Dr. Robert Cruikshank of the Glasgow Roya; Infirmary was investigation the serological types of the Pneumococcus in Pneumonia and as a result of collaboration with him the scope of the work was greatly extended by having tje infecting organism typed in each case. The manner of presentation of the collected material is somewhat unorthodox but an attempt has been made to present the salient features of lobar pneumonia in a logical manner, endeavouring at the same time to incorporate clinical and epidemiological material. The inquiry was begun on the 17th December, 1929, and is still proceeding. The present paper deals with 486 cases of definite lobar pneumonia admitted to Wards 9 and 10 East, Belvidere Fever Hospital, Glasgow, in the period between the above date and 9th September, 1931. Of this number there were 317 cases who had attained the age of 15 years and were thus classed as adults and deemed capable of giving an intelligent history. Each of those 317 cases had the causal organism determined by Dr. R. Cruikshank, Glasgow Royal Infirmary. 171 cases of this latter group were examined in detail each day as described in the chapter upon Uethods of Investigation. Of the men who were examined during the period following dismissal, the first hundred who had returned during the first year following dismissal were utilised for the investigation with regard to the carrier problem.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine
Date of Award: 1933
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1933-79995
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 10:12
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 10:12

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