Accession Number:

AD0676357

Title:

MIXED INFECTION OF (EXANTHEMATIC) TYPHUS AND RELAPSING FEVER

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Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1955-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A menacing epidemic which broke out in 1919 and 1920 in southern Russia furnished interesting material for observations and study of infectious diseases especially since the form of the diseases differed greatly, in the majority of cases, from the general descriptions, both in their symptomatology and in the course of their recovery. The study of them, in as far as is known, has disclosed some new methods of diagnosis and medical treatment. Thus the incubation period of ex. typhus was determined, the temperature curve was studied, the Weil-Felix Wiener reaction was applied to the populace salvansan arsphenamine was applied during treatment of relapsing fever adrenalin, strichnine and caffeine were generally employed during treatment of ex. typhus and finally even the actual carriers of ex. typhus were found by Prof. Barykin.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE