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The Charles R. Drew Papers

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Memorandum from Charles R. Drew to R. Frank Jones pdf (105,125 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Memorandum from Charles R. Drew to R. Frank Jones
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Note: Memo is signed at the bottom "Charles R. Drew, M.D."
Item is a photocopy.
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2 (105,125 Bytes)
Date:
1938-03-18 (March 18, 1938)
Creator:
Drew, Charles R.
Recipient:
Jones, R. Frank
Source:
Original Repository: Howard University. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Charles R. Drew Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.
Exhibit Category:
Education and Early Medical Career, 1922-1938
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BGBBFC
Document Type:
Memorandums
Language:
English
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application/pdf
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Good
Transcript:
March 18, 1938
Memorandum
To: Dr. R. Frank Jones
From: Dr. Charles R. Drew
At your request, I have reviewed 1103 case histories of patients treated in the gynecology clinic since July 1, 1935 for the purpose of establishing the incidence of gonorrhea in the female, especially the bacteriologically proved cases in the early stages. These cases include all persons whose names begin with the letters A to I and constitute approximately two-thirds of the total clinic records. No attempt has been made here to follow up treatment or final disposition of all cases.
The following are the types and numbers of cases in this group.
1. Abscesses 35
(a) Bartholin 8
(b) Tubovarian
1. Bilateral 7
2. Right 5
3. Left 3
(c) Vulval and superficial ulcers 12
2. Abortions, threatened or incomplete 10
3. Adenitis, inguinal 18
4. Carcinoma of cervix or vagina 8
5. Cervicitis or endocervicitis 28
6. Cyesis, actual or suspected 73
7. Condylomata or warts (anal or vulval) 7
8. Fibromato uteri 57
9. Gonorrhea (no specific organs) 5
10. Hormonal disorders 5
11. Lacerations of perineum (rectocele & cystocele) 8
12. Lues 8
13. Medical diseases (referred to Med. clinic) 12
14. Menopausal disorders 21
15. No diagnosis 240
16. No pelvic pathology 17
17. Ovary, prolapsed or cyst 4
18. Pediculosis pubis 1
19. Peri salpinx 1
20. Pin hole os 1
21. Post-operative adhesions 11
22. Pubescence, disturbances of 4
23. Pyo salpinx 48
(a) Bilateral 20
(b) Right 17
(c) Left 11
24. Recto vaginal syndrome 1
25. Salpingitis 370
(a) Bilateral 190
(b) Right 107
(c) Left 69
(d) Post abortive 2
(e) Lubercular 2
26. Salpingo-oopheritis 5
27. Surgical cases (referred to surg. clinic) 13
28. Urethritis 8
29. Uterus 43
(a) Prolapsed or retroverted 29
(b) Post abortive subinvolution 4
(c) Post partum subinvolution 10
30. Vaginitis 29
(a) Senile 3
* (b) Others (largely young girls) 26
* Note:
1. With positive smear for G. C. 6
2. With negative smear for G. C. 3
3. With smears but no report 12 (all cases)
4. With no smears 17
Total 1103
Of this number, 561, excluding those cases in which no diagnosis was made, and well over one-half the cases studied, the possibility of the gonoccus as an etiological factor was obvious.
Out of this entire group, a positive report of gonorrhea as demonstrated by stained smear was present, but ten times, on three occasions there was a record of smears having been made, but no report of the findings. In percentages the results are as follows:
1. Number of smears made 25 - 4.45%
2. Number positive for G. C. 10 - 1.78%
3. Number negative for G. C. 3 - 0.53%
4. Number not reported 12 - 2.13%
There were 180 examinations of the blood for syphilis. These were reported as follows:
1. Negative 133
2. Positive 38
3. Mixed I 9
Respectfully submitted,
[Charles R. Drew, M.D.]
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