September 18, 1926


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Pea Ridge, Ark.

JAMA. 1926;87(12):960. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680120070033

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To the Editor:  —Mrs. W., aged 26, a quintipara, had typical smallpox, having been vaccinated six days before with success, taking at the time she had the smallpox. Seven days after the pustule stage and before she had thoroughly shed all the scabs, I delivered her of a normal baby boy weighing 7½ pounds (3.4 Kg.). The baby had a well developed case of smallpox with a very few pocks just forming, a few in the pustule stage, and the remainder in the scab stage, which was shed almost entirely within twenty-four hours. Baby and mother recovered nicely with the exception that the baby had one pustule in its eye which completely destroyed it.

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