Medicine: Scarlet Fever

The present scarlet fever season † was an opportune time for two German investigators at Wiesbaden last week to announce that they had isolated the scarlet fever bacillus.

Scarlet fever begins with a sore throat. Fine, bright red dots appear on the neck. under the chin. The redness spreads over the entire body, except around the mouth which becomes a clownish white. The infection frequently spreads to the inner ears and kidneys, causing great trouble. Upon convalescence the skin scales and peels off. Children between two and ten years are most susceptible. They catch...

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