J.F. Devane
1916 The Lancet  
805 SOLDIERS AND VENEREAL DISEASES. enterococcus gives rise to a condition clinically resembling enteric fever, and that it is often associated with the B. t,phosus in other cases. It is evident, therefore, that the enterococcus plays an important r6le in infective processes, and the work of Major Houston and Captain McCloy would seem to show that many cases of " trench fever " are due to its activity. I think most observers will agree with their conclusion, which is very cautiously stated in
more » ... tiously stated in the following words : ,Our experience with the enterococcus appears to show that when the organism is found in urine it is frequently an infecting agent." In rheumatic conditions it is very common to get enterococci in the urine, and vaccines prepared from cultures are often very efficacious in treatment. Our own observations tend to show that subsequent to an acute infection enterococci continue to be found in the urine. There is evidently a sort of subinfection which, under certain conditions, may become acute. We are, Sir, yours faithfully,
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