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1. A 58-year-old homeless man is brought in to the emergency room by police. His temperature is 101.8°F rectally, and he smells of cheap wine. Physical examination is remarkable for dullness to percussion, increased vocal fremitus, and decreased breath sounds and wet crackles on the right. Chest x-ray reveals consolidation of the right upper lobe. One of the nurses notes the production of thick, bloody sputum when the man coughs. The most likely causative organism is