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March 17, 1917

THE PNEUMOCOCCUS FOUND IN A CASE OF STILLBIRTH

Author Affiliations

Chicago Member of the Staff of the Chicago Lying-In Hospital and Dispensary and Post-Graduate Hospital

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(11):843. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270030175015
Abstract

Recently Dr. Joseph B. De Lee1 reported three cases of infection as a cause of stillbirth. To this list I wish to add the following case (Case 90153, Michael Reese Hospital): The patient, aged 26, married four years, came under my care, May 4, 1916. She had had a stillbirth with the first child at full term. At this delivery it was stated that the child had a nasal discharge. No cultures were made. The infant weighed 7½ pounds. Two years later she had a miscarriage which required a curettement. The perineum was repaired at that time. The date of her last period was Oct. 9, 1915. Life was felt about the fourth month. In May the patient complained of feeling weak and of severe cramps in abdomen. Under appropriate bowel medication she improved. She has had frequent nosebleeds for years. The appendix had been removed three years before;

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