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February 10, 1894


JAMA. 1894;XXII(6):173-175. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420850001001

REMARKS ON CLINICAL CASES.1  1. POISONING BY ELDER, OR ALDER (?)—2. DOUBLE PHLEGMASIA, OR MILK LEG, AS A SEQUEL OF CATARRHAL PNEUMONIA.From a Clinical Lecture delivered at the Pennsylvania Hospital, Jan. 20,1894.BY J. M. DaCOSTA, M.D., LL.D. PHILADELPHIA.The patient, now wearing a mask on his face and with hands and forearms bandaged, was admitted into the Hospital Jan. 15. He is a locomotive fireman, and usually enjoys good health and, in truth, was well when this inflammation and eruption upon his face and hands appeared. He gives the following account of himself: When on a visit to the country two weeks ago, he took a walk and was poisoned by a plant by which he has been poisoned once before. He cut a switch from a bush of red elder (not the edible variety), and incidentally applied his hands to his face and also to

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