Charles H. Rammelkamp, M.D.

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Heights, OH, United States 
Sulfonamides, Penicillin, Streptococcal infections
"Charles Rammelkamp"

1911-1981. Participated in the critical study showing that rheumatic fever could be prevented if Streptococcal throat infections were treated, 1949-56, at the Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. In Cleveland, he studied the epidemiology of Staphylococcus in newborn hospital nurseries.


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Maxwell Finland grad student 1939-1940 Harvard Medical School
Chester Scott Keefer grad student 1939-1940 Boston University
 (Penicillin studies)


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Floyd W. Denny grad student
Harold B. Houser grad student
Chandler A. Stetson grad student
Lewis W. Wannamaker grad student
Richard M. Krause grad student 1954
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Rammelkamp CH, Wannamaker LW, Denny FW. (1997) The epidemiology and prevention of rheumatic fever. 1952. Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. 74: 119-33; discussion 1
Denny FW, Wannamaker LW, Brink WR, et al. (1985) Landmark article May 13, 1950: Prevention of rheumatic fever. Treatment of the preceding streptococcic infection. By Floyd W. Denny, Lewis W. Wannamaker, William R. Brink, Charles H. Rammelkamp Jr. and Edward A. Custer. Jama. 254: 534-7
Rahman AN, Rammelkamp CH. (1982) Scarlet fever, Toxic-shock syndrome and the Staphylococcus. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 284: 36-9
Rammelkamp CH. (1981) Typing streptococci in renal disease. Annals of Internal Medicine. 95: 125
Mortimer EA, Wolinsky E, Gonzaga AJ, et al. (1966) Role of airborne transmission in staphylococcal infections. British Medical Journal. 1: 319-22
Vaisman S, Guasch J, Vignau A, et al. (1965) Failure of penicillin to alter acute rheumatic valvulitis. Jama. 194: 1284-6
KRAUSE RM, RAMMELKAMP CH. (1962) Studies of the carrier state following infection with group A streptococci. II. Infectivity of streptococci isolated during acute pharyngitis and during the carrier state. The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 41: 575-8
KRAUSE RM, RAMMELKAMP CH, DENNY FW, et al. (1962) Studies of the carrier state following infection with group A streptococci. 1. Effect of climate. The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 41: 568-74
Rammelkamp CH, Mortimer EA. (1962) Rheumatic Fever Treated with Penicillin Bmj. 1: 1477-1477
CHAMOVITZ R, RAMMELKAMP CH, WANNAMAKER LW, et al. (1960) The effect of tonsillectomy on the incidence of streptococcal respiratory disease and its complications. Pediatrics. 26: 355-67
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