During the past year and a half, streptococci have assumed an unusual role as causes of disease. They have been the cause of most of the serious infections of war wounds. They were almost entirely responsible for the severe epidemics of pneumonia and empyema which occurred in many places, especially military camps during the winter of 1917-18, and together with the pneumococcus were apparently the cause of most of the fatalities during the recent epidemic of influenza.
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"The Resistance of Streptococci to Germicidal Agents,"
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