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When a lumbar puncture obtained fluid, the Diplococcus intracellulafis was usually found. In some of the cases of the type described by Still no diploeocci were found, but there is no support of the view that the cases of the Still type are tubercu¬ lous. Lumbar puncture is not curative; it does not prevent relapses and it does not prevent the development of severe symptoms. It is indicated in infants and young children anddoi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490670047031 fatcat:gsltj7ufnvccvbx4cvpw4mmdca