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March 15, 1930


Author Affiliations

Sheridan, Wyo.
From U. S. Veterans' Bureau Hospital number 86.

JAMA. 1930;94(11):791-792. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.27120370001011

An extensive search of the literature on the subject of gonorrhea fails to disclose any reports of a tonsillitis caused by Neisser's diplococcus. While undoubtedly cases have been observed and possibly a report or two made, the condition is not common. Therefore the case presented here is deemed worthy of reporting.

REPORT OF CASE  The patient was admitted to the hospital in the spring of 1929 with a diagnosis of manic-depressive psychosis, in the depressed phase. His mental condition was such that he was placed in a parole ward soon after the period of observation was terminated. The patients in full parole wards are occasionally granted city passes, and while on a visit in the city one afternoon this patient was unfortunate enough to become infected with the neisserian diplococcus. He was isolated in a closed ward, June 21, 1929. Treatment was instituted consisting of a bland diet, rest, methenamine,

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