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February 1, 1890

LETTER FROM PARIS.

JAMA. 1890;XIV(5):176-177. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410050032010

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Abstract

(FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT.)

La Grippe—Contagiousness of Tuberculosis — Professor Tarnier.

The present epidemic of influenza or la grippe has caused a great scare in Paris, not from its lethality but from the rapidity of its extension, affecting all classes of the population. It has even tried the wits of the doctors, who have been quite perplexed as to the real nature of the malady, some looking upon it as dengue, although in many respects they recognized the symptoms in it of an affection familiarly known to them as la grippe. The subject has even been discussed at the Academy of Medicine, and at a recent meeting Dr. Proust read a report on a work by Dr. Lebrun, of Bayreuth, on the epidemic of dengue which recently prevailed in the Levant, which, when compared with the present epidemic of Paris, will be found to be quite a different affection. Dengue

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