The micrococcal flora of the skin of 382 children and 378 adults have been investigated using a scheme derived from the work of Baird-Parker (1963). The predominant groups are Staphylococcus type 2 and Micrococcus type 2. Some differences in the carriage at different sites have been found: in general the nose, axillae, groin, and toe webs have a similar flora but this differs a little from other, glabrous skin sites.
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