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The question of the relationship of streptococci to the etiology of infectious arthritis and of rheumatic fever is of the utmost importance. If a streptococcus or group of streptococci could be shown to be associated See PDF for Structure with either disease, some form of specific treatment might be available. The possibility of primary streptococcic(More)
1. In the growth and death of the pneumococcus in fluid media containing 1 per cent glucose the production of acid is the most important bactericidal factor. 2. 1 per cent glucose bouillon cultures of the pneumococcus allowed to grow and die out usually reach a final acidity of a pH of about 5.1. 3. At a hydrogen ion concentration of about 5.1 or higher,(More)
1. Blood cultures from 25 cases of acute rheumatic fever were negative for non-hemolytic streptococci of both the alpha and gamma types. 2. Non-hemolytic (gamma type) streptococci were frequently recovered from the throats of patients with this disease. 3. Similar organisms were recovered just as frequently from the throats of normal individuals. 4.(More)
That leucocytes contain an enzyme or enzymes capable of splitting native proteins to simpler nitrogenous compounds is an accepted fact at the present time. As early as 1877 Filehne 1 succeeded in obtaining from the sputum of a case of lung gangrene by extraction with glycerol an enzyme capable of dissolving fibrin and coagulated egg white in slightly(More)
In a previous publication 1 we brought forward evidence indicating that in the growth and death of the pneurnococcus in fluid cultures containing 1 per cent glucose the production of acid was the most important bactericidal factor and that such cultures when allowed to grow and die out usually reach a final pH of about 5.1. In our experiments on the(More)
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