Pneumococcus Type IV meningitis

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Title

Pneumococcus Type IV meningitis

Subject

Finland, Maxwell
Charts (graphic documents)

Description

Pneumococcus Type IV meningitis with bactericidal complicating otits media. Treatment with sulfanilamide by mouth, intravenous specific antipneumococcic rabbit serum, and similar serum mixed with fresh non-immune sera intraspinally. Untoward reactions following intravenous injections. Block due to thick exudate and edema. Failure to grow pneumococci from lumbar and cisternal fluid after treatment. Death after thirty-two hours. Autopsy: bilateral acute otitus media; acute purulent meningitis; mild pulmonary congestion. Type IV pneumococci were cultured from the cortex of the brain, but no organisms were grown from the cultures of the lumbar, cisternal and ventricular fluids.

Abstract

Finlandogram concerning Pneumococcus Type IV meningitis

Creator

Finland, Maxwell

Date Created

1940s, circa

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Is Part Of

Maxwell Finland papers, 1916-2003. H MS c153. Box 29, folder 13.

References

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Format

image

Extent

1 chart

Language

English

Type

still image

Provenance

From the Harvard Medical Library Collection

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/Pneumococcus.jpg

Citation

Finland, Maxwell, “Pneumococcus Type IV meningitis,” OnView, accessed May 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12668.