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The following case is reported because it is, I believe, the first instance recorded of recovery from generalized blastomycosis. It is worthy of note also that the patient was a woman and of the better class. Blastomycosis in women is apparently a rarity. The patient was under the care of Dr. A. C. Garvy, with whom I saw her many times. This preliminary report is made with the kind consent of Dr. Garvy, who will later present a more detailed history of the case. It should encourage one in the persistent treatment of blastomycosis even of the generalized type, as it shows that a certain percentage, probably a small one, may terminate in healing.
—The patient was Mrs. O., 24 years of age, for at least 15 years a resident of Chicago, of healthy, well-to-do parents, and with no severe preceding illness except the usual diseases of childhood, and nervous
HERRICK JB. GENERALIZED BLASTOMYCOSIS.REPORT OF A CASE WITH RECOVERY.. JAMA. 1907;XLIX(4):328. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320040040003