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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CITY OF CHICAGO

1895-1896

CONTENTS.

ANTITOXIN TREATMENT OF DIPHTHERIA: 1895-1896. PREFATORY

NOTE AND TABLES BY THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER... 17–26

Establishment of antitoxin stations - Summary of antitoxin

work, October 5, 1893-March 31, 1896–Tabulation of Ad-
ministrator's reports and results, October 5, 1895-January
10, 1896-Diagram showing diphtheria mortality before and
under antitoxin treatment-Summary of antitoxin work to
December 31, 1896—Money cost of antitoxin treatment and
results—Diagram showing diphtheria mortality between 1885
and 1894 ; during the antitoxin year 1896 ; during the tran-

sition year 1895.

WORK OF THE AUXILIARY MEDICAL CORPS (ANTITOXIN STAFF)

OF THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT: 1895-1896. By E. P.

MURDOCK, M. D., MEDICAL INSPECTOR AND CHIEF OF THE

ANTITOXIN STAFF

.27-40

Increase of diphtheria in August and September, 1895–Sources

of infection and agencies of spread-Notes from daily regis-
ter-Organization and personnel of staff--Equipment, rules
and instructions-Necessity of bacterial examination-Tech-
nique of antitoxin administration-Dosage-Sequelæ of
antitoxin administration-Rise and subsidence of diphtheria

epidemics-Precautions against spread of diphtheria.

THE ANGINAS OF 1896. By W. K. JAQUES, M. D., IN CHARGE OF

SUB-LABORATORY FOR THE BACTERIAL DIAGNOSIS OF

DIPHTHERIA.....

.41-48

Modifying effect of environment on bacilli-Recognition of in-

vading germ essential-Table of clinical symptoms of the

diphtheritie diseases: Staphylo-diphtheria; strepto-diph-

theria ; Klebs-Loeffler diphtheria-Frequency of pseudo-

bacilli in 1896—Diphtheria mortality due to the Klebs-

Loeffler.

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