Medicine: Cat Fever

Only recently have doctors recognized cat-scratch disease to account for the previously unexplained aches and fevers that occasionally afflict cat fanciers. And there is still plenty for doctors to learn about the oddly varied and sometimes serious forms that the disease can take, says the A.M.A. Journal. Latest information: it can be caught by a person who may not even have been scratched.

The new evidence was supplied by Dr. John N. Snyder of Catonsville, Md., who treated five cases in a single family. First victim was a thoroughly scratched ten-year-old boy, who...

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