The gastrointestinal outbreak at the Glenwood Springs Convention was apparently caused by the consumption of contaminated fricassee turkey served at the noon day meal on September 27, 1951.

Ninety three persons became ill with servere abdominal cramps, frequent explosive diarrhea and gaseous distention of the abdomen. The onset of illness varied from 8 to 18 hours. Laboratory findings from the fragments of food served showed the turkey specimen harbored excessive numbers of the paracolon group.

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George Whitfield Stiles, B.S., M.D., Ph.D., for the past five years has been Chief, Laboratory Section, Colorado State Department Public Health; now, Laboratory Research Consultant there. Previously he was employed by the Bureaus of Animal Industry and Chemistry, U. S. Department of Agriculture, over 45 years. Approximately 70 papers published on subjects of diseases transmissable from animals to man; sanitation, milk, water, oysters, poultry and animal disease diagnosis.

Member American Association Advancement of Science, Society American Bacteriologists, Fellow American Public Health Association; American Medical Association, U. S. Livestock Sanitary Association; Phi Kappa Phi. Born June 14, 1877. Orangeburg, N. Y., Married, Member Methodist Church, Resience 725 Newport, Dever 20 Colorado.