Volume s1-25, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Because of the prevalence of pneumonia in the Canal Zone, the study of a series of cases was undertaken. It was felt that an analysis of an adequate number of cases would be indicative of the types of pneumonia liable to occur in the tropics. Since this study has been made during a limited period and as the possibility of annual variation is recognized, the results are not offered as being representative of pneumonias in all locales of the torrid zone.

Although a thorough review of the literature is not within the scope of this presentation, it is well to mention that there have been numerous studies of the pneumonia problem in tropical zones. Reports have been submitted from many scattered areas of the globe and a variety of causative agents has been uncovered, showing that the problems involved often resemble those of the temperate zone.


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  • Received : 04 Nov 1944
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