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November 24, 1888


JAMA. 1888;XI(21):743. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400720023006

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Weichselbaum has recently shown, in two cases at the Rudolphus Hospital in Vienna, the great diagnostic importance of bacteriology. The first case was that of a workman who had suffered from articular rheumatism for fifteen days. The tibio-tarsal articulation was swollen, and the temperature of the patient was 40.3° C. After the administration of salicylate of soda the temperature fell, and the pains diminished, but soon took on their former intensity. After five days the left knee-joint became affected, and in a few days a small pustule appeared. The spleen was enlarged, and the inguinal glands engorged. Weichselbaum examined some blood taken from the finger, and found the bacilli of glanders. A few days after this it was learned that three horses of the employer of the patient were dead of glanders. The patient died twenty-two days after entering the hospital. Weichselbaum found glanders-granulations in the skin, subcutaneous and intramuscular

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